Miró loved the powerful, unique influence of writing, and he loved to read.
Düsseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) February 18, 2015
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.
For further information on the exhibition, please visit: http://www.kunstsammlung.de/.
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