Joan Miró

Prints, Paintings and Sculptures from the Maeght Collection

Joan Miró

Joan Miró: Prints, Paintings and Sculptures from the Maeght Collection exhibited in 2008, presents the joyous and impassioned colours of the post-war period, as well as the recollections of a long-lasting friendship. With a view to create a liberal working environment for artists, the Maeght Family inaugurated the Maeght Foundation in 1964, with the aim of rekindling friendships it has formed with artists and intellectuals in the 1930s, prior to World War II. This endeavor lead to the creation of the first modern and contemporary art foundation conceived in France. Questioning life as well as art and offering unconventional perspectives, philosophical and artistic currents, movements such as Dadaism, Cubism, Surrealism, Automatism, and Existentialism developed in this period giving rise to the emergence of artists identifying themselves by these movements. Embracing hundreds of artists and intellectuals, the Maeght Family became their friends and patrons. Among these, Miró always maintained a special place for the Family.

The comprehensive catalogue of the exhibition introduces Miró, one of the most important representatives of abstract and surreal art, to Turkish art lovers. The catalogue also includes an article by Yoyo Maeght, the third-generation representative of the Maeght Family, which discusses the relationship between Miró and the Maeght Family.

Date of Publication: 2008
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7 Foreword
Suna, İnan and İpek Kıraç

8 Miró and Maeght
Yoyo Maeght

20 Joan Miró, A Career
Agnès De La Beaumelle

48 Miró, Beyond Painting
Agnès De La Beaumelle

58 Biography
Agnès De La Beaumelle

79 Catalogue

202 Photograph and Text Credits 

Joan Miró

1946... As the pain and devastation caused by World War II is slowly beginning to fade away, key figures who had a major impact on the development of intellectual history and art in today’s world, such as J. Paul Sartre, R. Char, A. Giacometti, M. Leiris, J. Prévert, T. Tzara, P. Bonnard, H. Matisse, G. Braque, F. Léger, M. Chagall, A. Calder, A. Malraux, B. Van Velde, F. A. Bazaine, E. Chillida, and Joan Miró, gather in Paris.

Joan Miró