Joan Miró is one of the highlights of the Spanish avant-garde artists of the XX century, whose life and work are inextricably linked with Barcelona. chrism, as Dali, worked in the genre of Surrealism, The real pride of Catalonia. Always up for the accessibility of art, at 1975 year he plans and creates his own Foundation.
"No, Miró Foundation - it is not a museum. I would not like, that it was something cold, frozen, metrvym ... Young artists come here to work and exhibit their works ", - Talked Miro.
Joan Miró Foundation located on the northern slope of the hill of Montjuic, of the National Palace. The building was designed specifically for the museum each artist, architect Josep Lluís Sert, pupil of Le Corbusier. It has become an icon of modern architecture. The system of arches between rooms and glass roof give the museum of natural light in the daytime.
In the center of the museum complex there is a courtyard in a traditional Mediterranean style, around which various exhibition halls are concentrated. The "Espai 13" hall on the ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions of works by young artists, and the terrace on the second floor offers an impressive view of Barcelona.
The permanent collection focuses on the company Miro style - the basic colors and simplified organic forms, symbolizing the stars, moon, birds and women, It takes half the museum. Most of the works donated to the museum by the author.
Walking around Barcelona, you can see his other creations in unexpected places vecma. for example, on the sidewalk Rambla, near the opera Liceu you can see his mosaic, and in the park l'Escorxador there is one of the most famous sculptures of the artist "Woman and Bird".
The fund has more than 14,000 works of Joan Miró, including paintings, sculpture, operation of ceramics and textiles, as well as a complete collection of graphic drawings and sketches - all from the first works, created in Barcelona and Paris, to the avant-garde.
Joan Miro was born in Barcelona in 1893 and he died on the island of Palma de Mallorca 1983. His work can be divided into several periods. To 1919 Miro was inspired by Cubism, He even met in Paris with Picasso. The theme of his works were landscapes, portraits and nudes. He later turned to surrealism. International recognition of Joan Miró received 1928 in upper Raval, when the Museum of Modern Art in New York exhibited two of his works.
The most significant of his works were created during the Spanish Civil War and combines a reflection of the horror of what is happening and dreamy side of his nature. Finally, nature is defeated and Joan returned to his classical and a bit ingenuous form of a vision of the world - birds, stars, female figures.
Commercially, Joan Miró is one of the best-selling contemporary artists. His abstract compositions are valued for their decorative features, perfectly suited for the design of banking halls and luxury villas on the French Riviera.
The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 evening, Thursday - to 21:30