The Mar­vels of Miró

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The Grand Palais is host­ing a ma­jor ret­ro­spec­tive de­voted to the great Cata­lan artist Joan Miró. En­ti­tled sim­ply Miró, the show brings to­gether nearly 150 works in­clud­ing paint­ings, draw­ings, ceram­ics and sculp­tures, un­der­scor­ing the key pe­ri­ods in his ca­reer, which spanned close to seven decades. The show cov­ers his Fau­vist, Cu­bist and De­tail­list pe­ri­ods fol­lowed by his Sur­re­al­ist pe­riod in which he cre­ated in­no­va­tive, po­etic works. Ex­cep­tional loans from lead­ing mu­se­ums around the world as well as ma­jor pri­vate col­lec­tions em­pha­sise the piv­otal pe­ri­ods of Miró who once de­clared, “Peo­ple will un­der­stand more and more that I opened the doors to an­other fu­ture that runs against all false­hood, all fa­nati­cism.” His worlds are at times fan­tas­ti­cal, ap­par­ently sim­ple, filled with seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble jux­ta­po­si­tions that are al­ways en­chant­ing, spec­tac­u­lar, worlds from this artist who once said, “For me a paint­ing should be like sparks. It should daz­zle you like the beauty of a woman or a poem.” - P.V.

Show­ing through to Fe­bru­ary 4th 3 ave du Général Eisen­hower (8th), 01 44 13 17 17

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