Thursday, February 7, 2013

Exciting news about Miró

But I have to wait a whole year. Here's the news release from the Seattle Art Museum.

Paintings and Sculptures by Avant-Garde Pioneer Joan Miró Coming to Seattle Art Museum in 2014

Miró: The Experience of Seeing
February 13–May 18, 2014

SEATTLE, February 6, 2013 – In February 2014, visitors to the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) will be treated to a rare glimpse at the later works of Spanish-born artist Joan Miró (1893-1983), one of the greatest innovators of the 20th-century art in Europe. A contemporary of Picasso as well as a fellow Catalan, Miró was briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s in Paris and went on to create a phenomenal pictorial and sculptural universe throughout his six-decade career.
Showcasing works of art exclusively drawn from the last 20 years of the artist’s life, Miró: The Experience of Seeing will bring an extensive and illuminating body of Miró’s work to the West Coast for the first time. A total of 48 works including paintings, sculptures and drawings will travel to Seattle (February 13 through May 18, 2014) from Spain’s national museum of modern and contemporary art, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid (Museo Reina Sofía).

... Brilliantly inventive, the artist continually pushed the boundaries of art and had a surge of creative ideas in the decades following World War II, when he embraced entirely new techniques and media.

You can see the resemblance between the works of the two Mirós..


  1. Oh yeah!! I can absoultely see the similarities!!! Except for the medium, it would be hard to tell em' apart!! BOL

  2. I didn't know Miro was named for an artist. What fun! I love hearing stories on where pet names come from.
    I like hockey player or Russian names hence Roman and Gustov (2 of our male cats). Violet is from Jennifer Garner kid....hahaha NO Russian....just pretty lol!

    I LOVE the colors Miro saturated and primary...and energetic!


  3. I love Joan Miro's work. And we agree ... except for the medium, we do see the similarities between the two Miros! :)