The exhibition Picasso, Braque, Gris, Blanchard, Miró y Dalí. Grandes Figuras de la Vanguardia will showcase eight works from the Colección Masaveu and the Colección Pedro Masaveu. All these works were collected by the Masaveu family, a Catalan dynasty of entrepreneurs and philanthropists who settled in Asturias in 1840. The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson and the Corporación Masaveu. It has been curated by Alfonso Palacio, the director of the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias. A 17-page leaflet guide to the exhibition can be downloaded by clicking here.
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Miró: Malerei als Poesie (Miró: Painting as Poetry)
Kunstsammlung Nordrhein Westfalen, Düsseldorf
13 June – 27 September 2015
Previously on at the Bucerius KunstForum, Hamburg, now on in an expanded form. Exhibition of about 50 paintings from across the artist’s career together with a representative selection from the more than 250 illustrated books that he designed. The exhibition explores two main themes: how Miró’s work was informed by contemporary literature both in Barcelona and in Paris after 1920; and how contemporary poets, such as André Breton, Paul Eluard and Tristan Tzara later collaborated with or were inspired by Miró’s work.
Reviewed in The Burlington Magazine May 2015 (pp 371-373) by Lesley Thornton-Cronin, former ARTES Facundo Riaño Essay Prize winner.
Catalogue: Miró. Malerei als Poesie
Chillida on Miró, Ordovas Gallery, Savile Row, London, 5 June – 26 July
Display focusing on the close friendship between Eduardo Chillida and Joan Miró, which flourished during summers spent with their families at St Paul de Vence. Among the highlights are a major Miró canvas from 1945, Femme dans la nuit, that has not been exhibited in the UK for 50 years, and an unseen drawing by Miró given to Chillida in 1971. The seven sculptures by Chillida range from a monumental two-metre high work to two small terracotta figures gifted to Miró. Miró’s work is viewed through Chillida’s eyes and letters between the two artists and poetry sent to each other are published in the accompanying catalogue.