Joan Miró. La Gran Belleza
1 May - 4 Jul|
One of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists, Joan Miró’s magical universe is explored in this intimate exhibition organised by Newlands House spanning 50 years of creative production curated by Dr Javier Molins.
Joan Miró i Ferrà (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma de Mallorca, 1983) is one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists, whose influence and legacy continues to be ever-present in our times today. Painter, sculptor and ceramicist, his lifelong playful flirtation with abstraction and geometry have secured his place in the pantheon of art history.
Avoiding categorisation, neither cubist, surrealist nor abstract artist, this exhibition aims to take a journey through more than 50 years of the artist’s creative production. The tour begins in 1931, with a small figurative painting in which one can identify the beginning of that unique visual language characteristic of Miró. It ends in 1981 with a series of engravings that boast the wealth of his creative universe. The exhibition features his paintings, sculptures, engravings, and drawings, presenting the progression of his style as he honed in on his artistic voice. This survey show is an intimate walk-through Miró’s colourful career.
This exhibition has been curated by professor, author, director and curator Dr Javier Molins. Molins has a doctorate in fine arts and has organised exhibitions internationally to showcase works by such artists as Pablo Picasso and Sean Scully. You can read more about his remarkable work to date on his website javiermolins.com