Poetry and Light
From June 28 to October 27, 2013
This summer the Fondation de l’Hermitage welcomes an exceptional collection of 80 works by Joan Miró (1893-1983) from the Foundation Pilar i Joan Miró in Palma, Majorca, which possesses a considerable part of the artist’s patrimony. The exhibition concentrates on the works of his maturity, created during the last thirty years of his life in the Majorcan workshop where the great master lived from 1956 until his death 1983.
Following a chronological and thematical path the collection contains a series of fifty oil paintings, several of which are large format (such as Woman in the street, 1973), and yet there are also sculptures made out of baked clay and bronze (Woman, 1967), as well as works on paper (engravings, Indian ink). Several sketches created for public art projects, such as the mural decorations of Harvard university’s Karnkes Commons, or from Cincinnati’s Terrace Plaza Hotel, are also present.
A scenographic reconstitution of Miró’s workshop in Palma, Majorca, as well as a collection of original objects belonging to the artist allow visitors to discover the captivating universe of the Catalan master. Completing the exhibition are a substantial biographical section, photographic archives, as well as a documentary film about the artist.