Miró: Works on paper and rare graphics
Tuesday 05 April 2011
The playful, cartoon-like paintings of Joan Miró are instantly recognisable. Bright in colour and childlike in form, the Catalan artist flirted with both abstract expressionism and surrealism to create his vivid celebrations of the Catalan landscape.
Rare prints, etches and lithographs by Miro will be on show at the Andipa Gallery, Knightsbridge from Thursday.
Timed to coincide with the first major London retrospective of Miró’s work for almost 50 years, which opened at Tate Modern over the weekend, the Andipa will provide the opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the artist’s sought after pieces.
Miro’s creations, characterised by startling colours, surrealist forms, and free use of paint, communicate freedom and energy.
But over time, Miró's playful technique darkened; perhaps because he was a man prevented by civil war from returning to his homeland, a bystander who watched his country descend into bloodshed.
Through what became political art, Miró strove to capture the feeling of despair and defiance as he witnessed life under Franco and the Spanish Civil War.
“The artwork of Miró is included in public and private collections worldwide and as a key figure of the surrealist movement his work will always remain highly sought after,” Acoris Andipa, Director of Andipa Gallery, said.
“It is interesting that considering Miró's importance as one of the finest modern masters of his time so few works by the artist come up at auction, a sign of how cherished they are by collectors.”
'Works on paper and rare graphics' is at the Andipa Gallery, London from 7 April to 7 May 2011, andipamodern.com
Game of Thrones
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Rules on 5p plastic bags likely to lead to arguments at the check-out
- 2 Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election
- 3 Blood Moon and Supermoon: September to bring brightest – and dimmest – full Moon of the year on same night
- 4 News agency criticised for describing Amal Clooney as 'actor's wife' in coverage of human rights trial
- 5 David De Gea to Real Madrid: Real finally get their man with £29m bid for Manchester United goalkeeper
X Factor hopeful Mason Noise: 'How is Cheryl Fernandez-Versini in the music business, let alone a judge?'
Game of Thrones season 6: Director promises most exciting premiere yet 'starts off with a bang'
Star Wars: The Force Awakens: Online toy marathon to launch new film
Benedict Cumberbatch in Hamlet: Technician quits after social media row with actor's fans
Evian Christ cancels Reading festival appearance after being 'trapped in a cage' at Leeds by staff
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
'Women only' train carriages: Jeremy Corbyn unveils radical move to tackle public harassment
Black holes are a passage to another universe, says Stephen Hawking
Iain Duncan Smith 'should resign over disability benefit death figures', says Jeremy Corbyn
Tony Blair attacks Jeremy Corbyn's 'Alice In Wonderland' politics
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up