• Short Summary

    DISTINGUISHED SPANISH ARTIST JOAN MIRO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ATTENDED A PARTY AT HIS OWN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURES IN LONDON'S TATE GALLERY.

  • Description

    DISTINGUISHED SPANISH ARTIST JOAN MIRO YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) ATTENDED A PARTY AT HIS OWN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURES IN LONDON'S TATE GALLERY. IT IS HIS MOST COMPREHENSIVE EXHIBITION YET AND INCLUDES 220 PAINTINGS AND 15 CERAMIC SCULPTURES FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.

    JOAN MIRO - ONE OF THE FOREMOST EXPONENTS OF 20TH-CENTURY ART - WAS BORN IN CATALONIA IN 1893 AND HAS DIVIDED HIS WORKING LIFE BETWEEN PARIS AND HIS NATIVE COUNTRY. HIS WORK FIRST ATTRACTED WIDE ATTENTION IN THE TWENTIES WHEN HE JOINED THE SURREALIST MOVEMENT OF WHICH HE BECAME ONE OF THE MOST PROMINENT MEMBERS. IN THE EARLY THIRTIES HE MADE MANY OBJECTS WHICH FORESHADOWED MUCH OF THE 'POP ART' PRODUCED TODAY.

    THE EARLY WORKS OF MIRO ARE A FASCINATING CROSS BETWEEN NATIVE CATALAN CHARACTERISTICS AND THE GEOMETRICAL CUBISM BY WHICH HE WAS INSPIRED. A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS ILLUSTRATE THIS PHASE, ITS OUTCOME BEING SUCH REMARKABLE PRODUCTIONS AS "THE FARM" WITH ITS ELABORATE INVENTORY OF DETAIL (1921-22) AND "THE FARMER'S WIFE" (1922-23).

    MIRO HAS CARRIED OUT A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT COMMISSIONS, NOTABLY A NINETEEN-FOOT MURAL FOR HARVARD UNIVERSITY AND TWO FREE-STANDING WALLS IN CERAMIC FOR THE UNESCO HEADQUARTERS IN PARIS. HIS LARGE CERAMIC SCULPTURES WERE MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH FELLOW COUNTRYMAN AND LIFELONG FRIEND, POTTER JOSEPH LLORENS ARTIGAS, AND BENEFITED FROM THE LATTER'S UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE OF CERAMIC TECHNIQUES.

    (THE PARTY FOR MIRO WAS TO HAVE BEEN HELD ON AUGUST 26 AT THE PREVIEW OF HIS EXHIBITION BUT HE WAS INDISPOSED AND UNABLE TO ATTEND.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7A10KQZ0Y0Q1ZYT5EJHK6BWUO
    Media URN:
    VLVA7A10KQZ0Y0Q1ZYT5EJHK6BWUO
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/09/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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