On October 14, 2011, T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the inauguration of the exhibit, Joan Miró. The Ladder of Escape, in Barcelona, Spain.
This exhibit, organized by the Fundación Joan Miró and the Tate Modern Gallery in London, features over a hundred works by the late artist. Per the official site for the royal house of Spain, Casa de Su Majestad el Rey:
[The royal couple were] accompanied by the Culture Minister Angeles Gonzalez-Sinde, the president of BBVA and its Foundation, Francisco Gonzalez, and the president of the Fundación Miró, Jaume Freixa, among other authorities, Their Royal Highnesses the Princes of Asturias visited this sample, that the first rooms looked explore the links with his native Catalonia, with works like “The house” (1921-1922), “Tilled” (1923-1924) and “Catalan Landscape (The Hunter)” (1923-1924 ) – contact with Paris and the creative liberation of surrealism. At the headquarters of the Miró Foundation,
In the exhibit, the central hall houses the drama of the Spanish Civil War and World War II reflected in the new pictorial language with works like “Still Life of Old Shoe” (1937) or “Constellations” (1940-1941) . The last section looks at the final stage of the Franco dictatorship, with works such as “May 1968” (1968-1973) and the triptych “The Hope of the Condemned” (1974).
This exhibition, which is an itinerant, comes from the Tate Modern in London and can be seen in the Joan Miró Foundation until March 25, 2012. After this stage, Spanish, travel to the National Gallery in Washington.
To complement the exhibition, has made an audiovisual co-production with the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in which people are interviewed environment Catalan Joan Miró and other highlights. In the exhibition catalog also listed by Mark Daniel, Matthew Gale, Teresa Montaner, Christopher Green, Kerryn Greenberg, William Jeffet, Maria Luisa Lax, Robert S. Lubar and Joan M. Minguet Batllori, and a complete timeline comparing the lives of Miró, the art world and the world situation.
To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:
To learn more about Joan Miró and to view some of the late artist’s work please click here.
Photo courtesy of: Casa de S.M. el Rey