The Fundació Joan Miró presents Il était une petite pie

  • Exhibiton
    Il était une petite pie 
  • Dates
    10.05 - 29.10.2023
  • Curators
  • Teresa Montaner and Elena Escolar

The Fundació Joan Miró presents the exhibition Il était une petite pie

Il était une petite pie. 7 chansons et 3 chansons pour Hyacinthe by Lise Hirtz was the first book illustrated by Joan Miró. In this collection of poems, Hirtz - a writer linked to the Surrealist circle - brings together a series of simple-rhyme compositions conceived as children’s songs. Miró illustrated them with eight pochoirs, a printing technique that consists in creating, from a given drawing, several stencils that allow colours to be successively applied and thus obtain short runs with results similar to those achieved through manual processes.

The book was published by Éditions Jeanne Bucher in Paris in 1928, and the typography and printing of text and pochoirs were undertaken by Saudé. A year later, the composer Georges Auric, to whom the collection was dedicated, set five poems to music.

This is the second exhibition in the Opening the Archive programme, through which the Fundació Joan Miró wishes to share not only the wealth of its holdings, but also the documentary assets that it conserves and investigates.