Joan Miró Exhibition

Sunday, January 19, 2014 - 14:45

oan Miró exhibition, which is being held under the patronage of Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Centre and in collaboration with Kült, features 60 works from two collections. 

The exhibition will showcase 60 works by Joan Miró — considered one of the 20th century's most inspirational painters. The exhibition will be held at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Tophane-i Amire Culture and Arts Centre between November 20, 2013 and January 19, 2014.

Inspired by Paper

Throughout his long career, Joan Miró’s go-to material had been paper. He held a certain fascination for all its variations. His creative output using paper continually emerged as productive works manifesting bold ideas. Paper, in short,  became the first material for Miró’s unique personal style.

During his early experimentations, Miró used lithographs to transcend beyond the visual space into the poetic realm, and he viewed paper as a tool that expanded the boundaries of traditional art. However, he was constantly brougth back to reality by the tragedies of war. During this time, he tried to overcome the doom and gloom that permeated his work through an escapist language of symbols he applied on paper. He continued to use and diversify this personal language throughout his life.