Jeune fille s'évadant, Bronze peint, 1968 198 x 34,5 x 65 cm avec socle © Successió Miró/Adagp, Paris 2011 Archives Fondation Maeght, Saint Paul Photo Claude Germain


From the 16th of March to the 31st of July 2011 – Musee Maillol

Maillol Museum pays tribute to the work of Joan Miró sculpture.
If the artist is universally recognized, his sculptures have not been the subject of an exhibition in Paris for nearly 40 years.
The museum brings the opportunity to see 99 sculptures, 22 ceramics and 20 works on paper. The works presented are derived largely from the exceptional collection of Marguerite and Aimé Maeght Foundation.
His first ceramics with Josep Llorens Artigas date from 1941-1945. Soon after, Miro running his first sculptures in bronze.
In 1964, Joan Miro participates in the creation of the Fondation Maeght, where he finally found a place for which he will create monumental works. The meeting between Joan Miró and Aimé Maeght was essential. For the first time the sculpture by Miró is intentionally associated with the architecture and nature, endless source of inspiration for him and he will create specifically for the Foundation Maeght a garden of monumental sculptures and ceramics, dreamlike world people in the “Labyrinth”, which remind us that Miro is not only a painter but also a sculptor.
In 1974, ten years after the opening of the Fondation Maeght, the Musée d’Art Moderne de Ville de Paris presented a set of sculptures by Joan Miró. Almost 40 years later, the Maillol Museum pays tribute to this great artist, just as Picasso was a painter and sculptor.
Exhibition curator: Isabelle Maeght

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