Joan Miró: Surrealist constellations at the Grand Palais

Joan Miró, Bleu II 4 mars 1961 huile sur toile ; 270 x 355 cm, France, Paris Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne don de la Menil Foundation en mémoire de Jean de Menil, 1984 © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, dist. Rmn- Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat

Joan Miró Peinture-poème (« Photo : ceci est la couleur de mes rêves ») 1925 huile et inscription à la main sur toile ; 97 x 130 cm États-Unis, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002 (2002.456.5) © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018, Photo The Metropolitan Museum of Art, dist. Rmn- Grand Palais / image of the MMA

Vue de l’exposition Miró, scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy

Vue de l’exposition Miró, scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy

Vue de l’exposition Miró (5), scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy

Joan Miró, Peinture (Oiseaux et insectes) 1938, huile sur toile ; 114 x 88 cm Autriche, Vienne The Albertina Museum. The Batliner Collection © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo The Albertina Museum, Vienne - The Batliner Collection

Joan Miró, L’Oiseau migrateur 26 mai 1941 gouache et huile sur papier ; 46 x 38 cm collection particulière © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Image courtesy Acquavella Galleries

Joan Miró, La Ferme, 1921-1922 huile sur toile ; 123,8 x 141,3 cm États-Unis, Washington National Gallery of Art, don de Mary Hemingway, 1987 © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo National Gallery of Art, Washington

Joan Miró, L’Espoir du condamné à mort II 9 février 1974 acrylique sur toile ; 267 x 351 cm, Espagne, Barcelone Fundació Joan Miró © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelone / Jaume Blassi

Joan Miró, Femme et oiseau dans la nuit, 26 janvier 1945, huile sur toile, 146 x 114 cm, Espagne, Barcelone Fundació Joan Miró, en prêt d’une collection particulière © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Successió Miró Archive

Joan Miró, Femme et oiseau 1967, bronze peint (coulé au sable) Susse Fondeur, Arcueil, Paris, 257 x 83 x 55 cm France, Saint-Paul, Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Claude Germain - Archives Fondation Maeght

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Joan Miró, Bleu II 4 mars 1961 huile sur toile ; 270 x 355 cm, France, Paris Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne don de la Menil Foundation en mémoire de Jean de Menil, 1984 © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, dist. Rmn- Grand Palais / Philippe Migeat
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Joan Miró Peinture-poème (« Photo : ceci est la couleur de mes rêves ») 1925 huile et inscription à la main sur toile ; 97 x 130 cm États-Unis, New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection, 2002 (2002.456.5) © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018, Photo The Metropolitan Museum of Art, dist. Rmn- Grand Palais / image of the MMA
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Vue de l’exposition Miró, scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy
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Vue de l’exposition Miró, scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy
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Vue de l’exposition Miró (5), scénographie Atelier Maciej Fiszer © Rmn-Grand Palais / Photo Didier Plowy
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Joan Miró, Peinture (Oiseaux et insectes) 1938, huile sur toile ; 114 x 88 cm Autriche, Vienne The Albertina Museum. The Batliner Collection © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo The Albertina Museum, Vienne - The Batliner Collection
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Joan Miró, L’Oiseau migrateur 26 mai 1941 gouache et huile sur papier ; 46 x 38 cm collection particulière © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Image courtesy Acquavella Galleries
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Joan Miró, La Ferme, 1921-1922 huile sur toile ; 123,8 x 141,3 cm États-Unis, Washington National Gallery of Art, don de Mary Hemingway, 1987 © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo National Gallery of Art, Washington
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Joan Miró, L’Espoir du condamné à mort II 9 février 1974 acrylique sur toile ; 267 x 351 cm, Espagne, Barcelone Fundació Joan Miró © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelone / Jaume Blassi
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Joan Miró, Femme et oiseau dans la nuit, 26 janvier 1945, huile sur toile, 146 x 114 cm, Espagne, Barcelone Fundació Joan Miró, en prêt d’une collection particulière © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Successió Miró Archive
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Joan Miró, Femme et oiseau 1967, bronze peint (coulé au sable) Susse Fondeur, Arcueil, Paris, 257 x 83 x 55 cm France, Saint-Paul, Fondation Marguerite et Aimé Maeght © Successió Miró / Adagp, Paris 2018 Photo Claude Germain - Archives Fondation Maeght

#PARIS It’s at the Grand Palais that there is currently a large and extensive exhibition dedicated to the painter Joan Miró. A retrospective that brings together about 150 works by the Catalan master on several floors.

Mirò settled in the 1920s in Paris, rue Blomet, where he met many artists, poets and writers. He participated in his first surrealist exhibition in 1925 before exploring other languages and other plastic experiments. To move from room to room, we discover, like breaths, photos that highlight this proximity, especially Aragon or André Breton. During the Spanish Civil War, he stayed in Paris and embarked on a new realism, with a central piece “Le Faucheur en 1937” before returning to Spain from 1940 to 1955. It was during this period that he designed the 23 constellations and produced his first sculptures and ceramics. He produced until his death in Palma de Mallorca in 1983, where he had been living since the 1950s, including his great triptychs and the “Labyrinth”, without however stopping travelling, to Japan or the United States.

In each room and for each period, the scenography is introduced by very detailed texts (“The color of my dreams through Cubism“, “The Surrealism“, “The constellations“, “The Ceramics“, “The Blues I, II and III” “The Ultimate Work“), the lighting is very well controlled and the different climates allow the light to highlight each painting of the painter. Faced with superb canvases, our minds escape from the beauty and technical mastery of Joan Miró. Her colours and precision are, in these vast spaces, like a constellation (without pun intended) of poetic works where women, birds are the central characters of these visual romances, up to the sculptures, and her series “Les bleus I, II, III” which complete the meticulous work of the exhibition curators. Finally, “The Ultimate Work”, in the last room, seems to speak of Joan Miró, as a self-portrait, he who is insatiable, will always be looking for new knowledge, new experiences. His latest paintings evoke a closeness of thought and visions with a certain Cy Twombly and take us even further between poetry and mythology.

 

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Grand Palais, National Galleries

From October 3 to February 4, 2019

3 avenue du Général Eisenhower

75008 Paris

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