• Short Summary

    AT THE TATE GALLERY TODAY (THURSDAY) A PREVIEW OF A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURES BY SPANISH ARTIST JOAN MIRO.

  • Description

    1.
    LV FRONT OF TATE GALLERY
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    2.
    MV ENTRANCE
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    3.
    CU MIRO POSTAL
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    4.
    CU SELF PORTRAIT
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    5.
    MV DITTO
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    6.
    MV PAINTING NO. 156 'PORTRAIT NO. 1'
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    7.
    CU SECTION DITTO
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    8.
    MV TWO SPECTATORS LOOKING AT PAINTING
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    9.
    CU PAINTING NO. 18: 'WOMAN IN THE NIGHT'
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    10.
    CU EXT. SECTION DITTO
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    11.
    MV TWO GIRLS LOOKING AT NO. 224 'WOMAN AND BIRD'.
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    12.
    CU DITTO PAN UP
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    13.
    MV SPECTATORS ONE WOMAN WITH CHILD ON HER BACK
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    14.
    CU NO. 31 'THE PLOUGHED FIELD'
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    15.
    MV DITTO
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    16.
    CU GIRL SPECTATOR
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    17.
    MV PAINTING NO. 158 PAINTING POEM - 'UNE ETOILE CARESSE LE SEIR D'URE NIGRESSE
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    18.
    MLV GALLERY AND SPECTATORS
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    19.
    ANOTHER ANGLE DITTO
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    20.
    MCU BEARDED SPECTATOR CONTEMPLATING
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    21.
    CU MIRO'S SELF PORTRAIT
    1.12



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    Background: AT THE TATE GALLERY TODAY (THURSDAY) A PREVIEW OF A RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS AND CERAMIC SCULPTURES BY SPANISH ARTIST JOAN MIRO. THE EXHIBITION - OPENING TOMORROW FOR 15 DAYS - IS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE YET TO BE ARRANGED OF THIS ARTIST'S WORK. IT INCLUDES 220 PAINTINGS AND 15 CERAMIC SCULPTURES DRAWN FROM PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.

    JOAN MIRO 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 TO-DAY.

    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 LIFE-LONG FRIEND, POTTER JOSEPH LLORENS ARTIGAS, AND BENEFITED FROM THE LATTER'S UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE OF CERAMIC TECHNIQUES.

    THE SOURCES OF MIRO'S ART HAVE BEEN MANY AND VARIOUS BUT THE INSPIRATION OF DREAMS AND A DELIGHT IN FANTASTIC IMAGERY RUN THROUGHOUT, CONTROLLED BY THE RICH WORKING OF HIS POETIC IMAGINATION AND HIS GREAT ARTISTRY, RESULTING IN PAINTINGS OF GREAT GAIETY AND EXUBERANCE AND OFTEN OF SAVAGE INTENSITY AND VIOLENCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD1VDZN8XEYGYYRSMGKOY8VM5K
    Media URN:
    VLVAD1VDZN8XEYGYYRSMGKOY8VM5K
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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