Discover Miró's Universe: The Grenoble Exhibition | April 20 - July 21, 2024

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Joan Miró: A Blaze of Signs - A Pioneering Exhibition at the Grenoble Museum

In a spectacular fusion of creativity, iconoclasm, and artistic modernity, the Grenoble Museum, in partnership with the Centre Pompidou, proudly announces an unprecedented exhibition dedicated to the legendary Catalan painter Joan Miró. "Joan Miró: A Blaze of Signs" promises an enthralling journey through the painter's illustrious career, showcasing over 130 masterpieces from the National Museum of Modern Art's esteemed collection.

A Rare Opportunity to Witness the "Blue" Trilogy

Among the extraordinary works on loan, visitors will have the unique opportunity to marvel at Miró's renowned "Blue" series – three pieces that will leave Paris for a rare sojourn in Grenoble. This exceptional event marks a significant moment in the art world, providing an intimate glimpse into Miró's ultimate creative period during the 1960s and 70s – a time of intense experimentation and inner exile.

Tracing the Evolution of a Mythical Figure

Miró's artistic journey, much like Picasso's, occupies a groundbreaking position in the 20th century, blurring the lines between dream and reality, simplicity and complexity. From his early "detailist" paintings in Montroig, capturing the essence of Catalan rural life, to his later "dream paintings" that enchanted the surrealists, Miró's work is a testament to his unbridled creative spirit and avant-garde approach.

The Majorcan Turn: A New Chapter

The exhibition also highlights the transformative phase following Miró's move to Palma de Majorca in 1954, where his art underwent a profound metamorphosis. Embracing a more gestural and direct style, reminiscent of the "wild paintings" of the 1930s, this period reflects Miró's relentless pursuit of freedom and innovation, particularly evident in the works from the 1960s and 70s. This era of extraordinary productivity, characterized by the artist's defiance of academicism and oppression, is particularly well-represented in the exhibition.

An Invitation to Explore Miró's World

"Joan Miró: A Blaze of Signs" not only showcases the breadth of Miró's artistic achievements but also offers a privileged look into his "Miróworld," a realm where wonderment and a darker vision of the world coexist. Co-organized with the Centre Pompidou, this exhibition is part of the Pompidou Center | Constellations program, a prelude to the museum's renovation efforts, spotlighting its collaborative spirit with leading cultural institutions worldwide. Join us from April 20 to July 21, 2024, at the Grenoble Museum, for a deep dive into the universe of Joan Miró, a visionary who reshaped the contours of modern art. For more details, visit the Grenoble Museum website.