Head, Bird, 1977, Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893-1983, lithographic ink and arcylic on Barker paper, 22 5/8 x 30 11/16 in., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2014.
About the exhibit:
Miro: The Experience of Seeing brings together over 50 paintings, drawings and sculptures made between 1963 and 1983. The exhibit highlights his later works where the painting and sculpture are in direct dialogue with each other. The exhibit will be on display at the Seattle Art Museum February 13-May 26, 2014.
Background on Miro:
Miro was a Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist from Barcelona. His early art was influenced by Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cezanne but later was associated with the Surrealism art movement. While Miro did not officially become a member of the Surrealists in order to experiment with different artistic styles, Surrealism is clear in much of his work both in style and his famous declaration of the “assassination of painting” which showed his contempt of bourgeois art. Read more about Miro here.
Woman, Bird and Star (Homage to Picasso), February 15, 1966 / April 3-8, 1973, Joan Miró, Spanish, 1893-1983, oil on canvas, 96 7/16 x 66 15/16 in., Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. © Successió Miró / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris 2014.
Background on the Surrealist movement:
Miro’s work is part of the Surrealist movement which also includes artists such as Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. The Surrealism movement began in the early 1920s and is famous for showing the subconscious through fantastical imagery. Surrealism developed out of Dadaism and grew becoming one of the largest movements in the 20th century for visual arts, literature, film, music and philosophy worldwide. Read more about Surrealism here.
Where: Seattle Art Museum 1300 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101
When: February 13-May 26, 2014
Tickets: $19.50 Adult, $17.50 Senior (62+) and Military (with ID),$12.50 Teen (12-17) and Student (with ID), under 12 free
More Information: Miro: The Experience of Seeing website