From left, Miró’s L’Espoir du Condamne a Mort II, 1974; Femme et Oiseau dans la Nuit, 1945; Tete de Paysan Catalan, 1925

“When I stand in front of a canvas, I never know what I’m going to do – and nobody is more surprised than I at what comes out.” — Joan Miró

Joan Miró returns to Paris for the Grand Palais’ much-anticipated retrospective, Miró. The exhibition showcases nearly 150 works by the late artist, spanning from 1915 through the 70s. Though Miró was born and spent much of his time in Catalonia, some of his most significant work was made while living in Paris during the 1920s. It was then that he became immersed in the Surrealist movement, alongside his friend and compatriot Pablo Picasso. Miró traces the artist’s time as a student at the Escola d’Art de Francesc Gali in Barcelona, to his stint in Paris and all the way through to his latest work made in his studio at Palma de Mallorca. On view through February 4th, 2019.

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