One of the world’s most famous Catalan artists, Joan Miró spent his early career painting still-life pieces and landscapes, before moving on to more experimental art, inspired by movements such as cubism and surrealism. Famous for his experimentation and relationship with the subjective, Miró has produced countless multi-media masterpieces. Here we explore the best places to view some of his intriguing art.
Miró spent a great deal of winter time in Paris, and even more time during the Spanish Civil War. His time in Paris opened his eyes to the hardships of life, prompting his more sombre period. Following World War II, Miró divided his time between Spain and Paris, producing ceramics and stained glass pieces as well as traditional paintings. Between 1957 and 1959 Miró was commissioned to produce two ceramic murals on the walls of the UNESCO building in Paris, entitled ‘The Wall of the Sun’ and ‘The Wall of the Moon’. Today, these murals are open to the public, and are an astonishing and powerful example of Miró’s work.
UNESCO building, 7 Place de Fontenoy, 75007 Paris, France, +33 1 45 68 10 00