The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport announce: “Miró – Painting as Poetry” - New Exhibit at Duesseldorf’s K20 Museum

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Joan Miró’s lifelong interest in literature and his friendship with major 20th-century poets is the focus of this new exhibit. About 100 pieces from all of the artist’s creative periods explore the circular flow of mutual inspiration - from literary works to Miró’s art, and back from his paintings to the world of words (June 13 – September 27, 2015).

Le Cheval, la pipe et la fleur rouge, 1920; Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. Earle Miller, 1986, Foto: Successió Miró Archive, © Successió Miró / VG Bild-Kunst; Foto:©

Miró loved the powerful, unique influence of writing, and he loved to read.

Looking at a Miró painting can be like looking into another universe. The essence of his work was giving birth to a new world through painting, the way poetry can do through words. He loved the powerful, unique influence of writing, and he loved to read. How the effect of literature expressed itself in Miro’s painting – and how his paintings did the same for the literary world of his time – is the unique focus of “Miró – Painting as Poetry,” the new exhibit at Düsseldorf’s K20 Museum, June 13-September 27, 2015.
Miró’s work wasn’t just influenced by the mere words he read, but he spent much time in literary circles and befriended many of the authors that inspired him – which is another aspect the show explores. After Miró left his native Barcelona and moved to Paris at the age of 27, the studio building he moved into became a center of literary Paris. Some of the writers from that time are among the biggest sources of his inspiration, such as Tristan Tzara, Robert Desnos, Paul Éluard and Michel Leiris.

Just the same, Miró’s work inspired the writing of many contemporary poets, and he collaborated on several projects with writers, such as book illustrations. About 250 books with illustrations by Miró are part of the exhibit, in addition to about 50 paintings representing all of the artists creative periods.

The exhibit includes loans from world-renowned collections and institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

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Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for stays in 2015. The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

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Rainer Perry - North America Representative