Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Joan Miró
15/10/2011 - 18/03/2012

The exhibition is sponsored by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Ajuntament de Barcelona and Fundación BBVA, and has been organised jointly by Tate Modern, London, and the Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. After Barcelona, the exhibition will tour to the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

The exhibition brings together over one hundred and fifty works drawn from public and private collections from around the world, and emphasises Miró's political and social engagement with his time.

The first rooms explore the links between Miró and his native Catalonia, through works such as The Farm (1921-22), The Tilled Field (1923-24) and Catalan Landscape (The Hunter) (1923-24), as well as the time he spent in Paris and the creative liberation of Surrealism. In the middle section, the terrifying years of the Spanish Civil War and World War II are reflected in Miró's new pictorial language with works such as Still Life with Old Shoe (1937) and the Constellations (1940-41). The final section features works produced during the final stages of Franco's dictatorship, such as May 1968 (1968-73) and the triptych The Hope of a Condemned Man (1974).

Admission: 10 €

Admission to Joan Miró. The Ladder of Escape includes 2x1 entries to the exhibition Joan Miró. Posters of a Time, of a Country, at the Museu d'Història de Catalunya.

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