Fundació Joan Miró : Michelin's recommendations
Joan Miró (1893-1983) is hands down one of the figureheads of European avant-garde in the 20C. As well as incorporating elements of this movement into his work, Miró created a new, very personal language, based on spontaneity and force of expression. The building, which accommodates his foundation, was built by Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983), the painter's personal friend. This is one of the most beautiful examples of Mediterranean rationalism, creating an architectural relationship between interior and exterior space, in attempt to form a harmonious bond between landscape and building. The collection is mainly made up of Mirós own works. There are over 10,000 on display, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, collages, graphic works) and the fantastic Barcelona series of 50 black and white lithographs retracing the Spanish civil war. The small contemporary art collection created one year after death of Miró is representative of a fitting tribute to this famous artist by artists such as Chillida, Saura, Duchamp, Max Ernst and Rauschenberg... Since 1990 the Fuente de Mercurio by Alexander Calder, created in 1937 for the Spanish pavilion at the World Fair of Paris has been on display here and evokes the town of Almadén. Als worth seeing is the Garden of Sculptures, a very pleasant spot outside where you can see work by a variety of young Catalan artists. In addition to promoting Joan Miró's work, the Foundation organises temporary exhibitions to show 20C art. and the creations of young artists.
- Address : Parc de Montjuïc, s/n E - 08038 Barcelona08038Barcelona
- Phone : 934439470
- Website : http://www.bcn.fjmiro.es
- Prices : 10 € (-15 years old free of charge)