Joan Miró - La Masía

Joan Miró
’La Masía’ (1921-2)
National Gallery of Art, Washington
© Estate of Joan Miro

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape



Tate Modern presents 'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape', the first major retrospective of Joan Miró (1893–1983) in London for almost 50 years, including over 150 paintings by the Catalan master.

14 April – 11 September 2011

Source: Tate Modern / theartwolf.com

Joan Miró (1893–1983) is one of the most original and iconic of modern masters. Throughout his career, he developed a Surrealist language of colors and symbols that is widely regarded as one of the main influences for Abstract Expressionism

'Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape' also examines the complex context of his work, showing -as the press note published by the Tate Modern says- "the artist’s political engagement and examining the influence of his Catalan identity, the Spanish Civil War and the rise and fall of Franco’s regime". The Catalan identity is specially notable in early works such as 'La Masía (The Farm)' (bought from the artist by Ernest Hemmingway in Paris) from 1921-22, or 'Head of a Catalan Peasant' from 1924-25.

The exhibition is co-organised by the Tate Modern of London and the Fundació Joan Miró of Barcelona, where it will be seen in October 2011, and then it will travel to the National Gallery of Art of Washington in May 2012.



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