MIRÓ’S PALMA STUDIO RECREATED IN LONDON
On behalf of the Palma de Mallorca Tourism Foundation, Lotus was delighted to host an intimate private view to a unique replica of Joan Miró’s Palma studio at 6 Duke Street, London
The exhibition created by the Barcelona based Mayoral Gallery is open until 12 February 2016 and marks 60 years since the opening of the Catalan artist’s Palma studio in 1956.
Joan Miró had several ties with Mallorca throughout his life. Although he was born in Barcelona, his mother and maternal grandparents were from Mallorca and as a child, he spent many of his summer holidays there. He later married a Mallorcan woman, Pilar Juncosa, and later sought shelter in Mallorca during the 1940’s Nazi air raids. In 1954 the painter decided to leave Barcelona and move permanently to Mallorca.
“My dream, once I am able to settle down somewhere, is to have a very large studio”, Joan Miró, 1938.
In 1956 Miró fulfilled his dream and built his studio in Palma designed by his friend, the well-known Catalán architect Josep Lluis Sert.
The Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation in Palma is the studio where Miró painted and sculptured between the 1950s and 1980s. Open to the public throughout the year, the workshop holds an impressive collection of almost 2000 original works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and prints.
For visitors to Palma, next month will see the opening of the Joan Miró Museum Hotel located just a few minutes away from the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation and featuring a number of original works, on loan to the hotel by the Miró family.
Images from left to right:
1. Abriendo Mentes, Costa Rica, Copyright KateHood.com
2. Nuevas Esperanzas, Nicaragua
3. Vidarte Space, Brazil