MIRO

From Earth to Sky

12 September 2014 - 11 January 2015
Joan Miró
Metamorphosis, 1936

With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Catalonian artist containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous Surrealist.

Miró's painting is characterised by a sense of lightness and spontaneity. He looks upon the world with a carefree, almost childish fascination for all things. His unmistakable pictorial language is as magical as it is universal. Moons, stars and comets, eyes and insects, birds and women populate his paintings and are among the most recognisable elements of his art. Miró's works provide insight into his poetic perception and interpretation of the original, of that which is actually essential in things, the world and the universe.

 

Curator: Dr. Gisela Fischer

Guest Curator: Jean Louis Prat

 

PICTURE GALLERY

 

Joan Miró

Painting (Birds and Insects), 1938 
Joan Miró

Painting (Woman in Front of the Sun), 1949 
Joan Miró

Painting (Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 
Joan Miró

Landscape (Landscape with Rooster), 1927 
 
Joan Miró

The Gold of the Azure, December 4, 1967 
Joan Miró

Painting (Figures and Dog in Front of the Sun), 1949 
Joan Miró

The Farm, 1921-1922 
Joan Miró

Head of a Catalan Peasant, 1925 
 
Joan Miró

Dutch Interior (I) (After Hendrick Maertensz. Sorgh’s The Lute Player), 1928 
Joan Miró

Painting, 1953 
Joan Miró

Catalan Peasant with Guitar, 1924 
Joan Miró

Painting, April 12, 1933 
 
Joan Miró

Painting (Rhythmic Figures), 1934 

 

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