Fundacion Pilar i Joan Miró

Catalan artist Joan Miró said in 1938…

My dream, once I am able to settle down somewhere, is to have a large studio, not so much for reasons of brightness, northern light, and so on, which I don’t care about, but in order to have enough room to hold many canvases, because the more I work, the more I want to work.

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That dream was realised in 1954 with a studio designed by architect Josep Lluís Sert, a contemporary of Le Corbusier, professor at Harvard and friend of Miro (along with Calder, Picasso, Mondrian and others). You can visit the studio buildings where Miró worked as well as a museum dedicated to his art at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miro in Palma.

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Born in Barcelona, Miró finally settled in Mallorca at the age of 63 after completion of his new studio building. Watch a video on Joan Miró’s life narrated by Ed Harris for the National Gallery and another with Miró and Duke Ellington.  I’m always amazed at what you can find on YouTube.

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A beautiful museum, studios and grounds on the edge of Palma.  You can even see Miró’s graffiti on his studio walls.

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What counts is not the work itself, but the course of one’s spirit throughout one’s entire life.

 

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