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All about Miró

The poetry of painting

All about Miró

Joan Miró was born in Barcelona in 1893 and was soon clear that he wanted to devote himself to painting. While studying Commerce imposed by his father, Miró enrolled in the art school of La Llotja. At the end of his degree he worked as an accountant until his physical and emotional health took its toll on him. Shortly thereafter he would move to the farmhouse of Mont-roig del Camp, in the south of Catalonia, where he would so often turn to during his life in search of refuge and inspiration.

Joan Miró’s work is completely related to the Tarragona countryside and the lands of Mallorca although from 1920 Miró settled in Paris where he began his professional artistic career. However, the mentions of Barcelona and, especially, Montroig del Camp and Palma de Mallorca, the latter place where he built his great workshop, were never missing: ‘you must always plant your feet firmly on the ground if you want to jump up in the air. The fact that I come down to earth from time to time makes it possible ot jump all the higher ‘.

All about Miró is an exciting journey that explores the life and work of Joan Miró in the city of Barcelona. You will know the place where the artist was born and grew up; the art schools in which he trained; the galleries in which he exhibited. We will analyze two reference works of art: ‘Woman and bird’ and the great mosaic of La Rambla and we will make an in-depth visit of the Miró Foundation that houses more than 200 paintings and almost 200 other sculptures, in addition to numerous drawings and ceramics, in a Unique building, designed by architect Sert, personal friend of the artist.

In 2H 30 min - 3 H you will enjoy:

  • a detailed visit to the Joan Miró Foundation runned by an expert art historian
  • a walking tour through the most relevant sites related to the life of Joan Miró in Barcelona
  • ‘Woman and Bird’ and ‘Pla de l’Os’ mosaic on Las Ramblas

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