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Miro show in Lisbon presents 60 years of artist's work

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By Robert Hackwill
Miro show in Lisbon presents 60 years of artist's work

<p>Lisbon is holding a major exhibition of works by Spanish master Joan Miro, in the Ajuda National Palace.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">“Peinture et poésie se font comme on fait l’amour, unéchange de sang, une étreinte total. Le grand saut, à chaque fois.” <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JoanMiro?src=hash">#JoanMiro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Art?src=hash">#Art</a> <a href="https://t.co/HARoyPPyCJ">pic.twitter.com/HARoyPPyCJ</a></p>— Anieska✏️ (@Anieska) <a href="https://twitter.com/Anieska/status/901366908221607936">26 août 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>They are all works acquired by the Portuguese state. The exhibition is entitled “Materiality and Metamorphosis”, and covers six decades of work, from around 1921<br /> until 1981.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Constellation: The Morning Star <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joanmiro?src=hash">#joanmiro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/miro?src=hash">#miro</a> <a href="https://t.co/AGuxD2CKuI">pic.twitter.com/AGuxD2CKuI</a></p>— Joan Miro (@artist_miro) <a href="https://twitter.com/artist_miro/status/905827936946802688">7 septembre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The show focuses in particular on the transformation of the pictorial languages that the Catalan artist began to develop in the 1920’s. Miro’s drawings, paintings, gluing techniques and work in tapestry are discussed, observing in detail his visual thoughts, the way he worked with sensations. </p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">The Vegetable Garden with Donkey <a href="https://t.co/PPEHqTeTkD">https://t.co/PPEHqTeTkD</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/miro?src=hash">#miro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joanmiro?src=hash">#joanmiro</a> <a href="https://t.co/iT4aNz49VP">pic.twitter.com/iT4aNz49VP</a></p>— Joan Miro (@artist_miro) <a href="https://twitter.com/artist_miro/status/905098802343944193">5 septembre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>“Once he develops a language, a visual language, he can use that visual language the way we use our own language. We create new meanings and new syntax by building from one language to the next. One of the things, as the curator, I want the public to do is look very closely at the images,” said the show’s curator, Robert Lubar Messeri.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Portrait of a Spanish Dancer <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joanmiro?src=hash">#joanmiro</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/miro?src=hash">#miro</a> <a href="https://t.co/qvsOF39aVj">pic.twitter.com/qvsOF39aVj</a></p>— Joan Miro (@artist_miro) <a href="https://twitter.com/artist_miro/status/904662050693054464">4 septembre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Miro experimented with tactile and optical effects, and his creative processes and preparation are also examined. The exhibition runs until January 8.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Self-Portrait I <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/surrealism?src=hash">#surrealism</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/joanmiro?src=hash">#joanmiro</a> <a href="https://t.co/OaMaTSVgl7">pic.twitter.com/OaMaTSVgl7</a></p>— Joan Miro (@artist_miro) <a href="https://twitter.com/artist_miro/status/897855262626902016">16 août 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>