Joan Miró’s political engagement in Catalonia

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Barcelona, 12 October 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Joan Miró Foundation will soon present, from 16 October to 18 March 2012, an exhibition entitled “Joan Miró: The ladder of escape”. It is organised in collaboration with Tate Modern and from May 2012, will be displayed at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The exhibition explores the Spanish artist’s civil, political and cultural commitment at his time, in particular in Catalonia, as well as the way it is present in his art. In fact, Joan Miró (1893-1983) was deeply involved in the defense of Catalan’s culture and identity from the Civil war to the Second world war, under Franco’s regime and to modern Spain of the 60s and 70s.

His opinions are perceptible in a number of his works, a big selection of which is to be exhibited by the foundation. He expressed himself in his landscapes and the representations of the rural life as The Farm from 1921, that was the property of writer, Hemingway, a friend of the artist. The exhibition is to present numerous star and symbolic works by Miró such as Head of a Catalan Peasant, realised in 1925, The Reaper, 1937 and the triptych realised in 1937, The Hope of a Condemned Man.

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