Joan Miró - Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas - London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Women, Bird in the Moonlight), October, 1949 -Oil on canvas – London, Tate © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


From 12 September 2014 to 11 January 2015 – Albertina

With his imaginative pictorial motifs, Joan Miró is one of the most popular artists of the 20th century. The Albertina is dedicating a solo exhibition to the Catalonian artist containing around 100 paintings, drawings and objects, which strives to emphasise the poetic quality of the famous Surrealist.

Joan Miró - Painting, April 12, 1933 - Oil on canvas - Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014

Joan Miró – Painting, April 12, 1933 – Oil on canvas – Národní Galery Prag © Successió Miró 2014/Bildrecht, Vienna, 2014


M
iró’s painting is characterised by a sense of lightness and spontaneity. He looks upon the world with a carefree, almost childish fascination for all things. His unmistakable pictorial language is as magical as it is universal. Moons, stars and comets, eyes and insects, birds and women populate his paintings and are among the most recognisable elements of his art. Miró’s works provide insight into his poetic perception and interpretation of the original, of that which is actually essential in things, the world and the universe.

Albertina Museum