Catch the exhibition <em>Miró in Mallorca. A Free Spirit</em> at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
 

Catch the exhibition Miró in Mallorca. A Free Spirit at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

Featured Events May 20, 2019
Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or (The Lizard with Feathers of Gold), 1971. Lithograph, 33 x 48 cm. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (FPJM-LI-005) © Successió Miró / SOCAN, Montréal / ADAGP, Paris (2019)
Joan Miró, Le Lézard aux plumes d'or (The Lizard with Feathers of Gold), 1971. Lithograph, 33 x 48 cm. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (FPJM-LI-005) © Successió Miró / SOCAN, Montréal / ADAGP, Paris (2019)
From May 30 to September 8, discover this exhibition organized in partnership with the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Mallorca and learn more about the internationally renowned painter and sculptor Joan Miró, whose body of work is emblematic of 20th-century art. Prepare for a one-of-a-kind trip at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec!

Explore a rare, never-before-seen exhibition

A North American exclusive, this exhibition will feature an exceptional collection of close to 200 paintings, sculptures and works on paper, including several large canvasses. The selection of works represents the artist’s mature period, from 1956 to 1981, while he was living in Mallorca and pursued his work with a great sense of freedom.

Joan Miró, Peinture (Painting), around 1974. Oil, acrylic and chalk on canvas, 270.5 x 355 cm. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (FPJM-53) © Successió Miró / SOCAN, Montréal / ADAGP, Paris (2019)
Joan Miró, Peinture (Painting), around 1974. Oil, acrylic and chalk on canvas, 270.5 x 355 cm. Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca (FPJM-53) © Successió Miró / SOCAN, Montréal / ADAGP, Paris (2019)

Fall in love with a fun, extravagant, poetic artist of universal charm

Recognized as one of the major representatives of surrealism, Miró developed a very personal symbolic language in which simple shapes (feminine or animal figures, constellations, etc.) spoke volumes. Inspired by the suggestions of his subjects and the expressive power of gesture, Miró produced several stunningly creative paintings. You’ll be left speechless by his incredible gift for experimentation and universal power of suggestion.

See the leitmotifs of Miró’s work and discover his amazing masterpieces

The path of the exhibition follows the artist’s overarching themes: his fondness for art, nature and his country’s landscapes. You’ll get to observe pieces that celebrate the shapes of women, birds and starry nights, among others, through stunning ideograms that evoke unbridled fantasy. See his magnum opus, Sans titre (around 1977), a distorted character with exorbitant eyes and an excessively long nose and a tribute to primitive art and prehistoric cave paintings. Then discover Sans titre (before 1973), a spectacular composition that admirably combines two of the artist’s influences: abstract expressionism and Oriental calligraphy. Among the sculptures by the Spanish master on display, see Maternity (1969), another one of his favourite themes.

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