Miró exhibit at Tate this spring

January 10, 2011

On April 14th, 2011–as it happens, the eightieth anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic– a major Joan Miró retrospective opens at Tate Modern:

The exhibition also traces an anxious and politically engaged side to Miró’s work that reflects his passionate response to one of the most turbulent periods in European history. Working in Barcelona and Paris, Miró tracked the mood of the Spanish Civil War and the first months of the Second World War in France. Under the political restrictions of Franco’s Spain, Miró remained a symbol of international culture, and his grand abstract paintings of the late 1960s and early 1970s became a mark of resistance and integrity in the dying years of the regime.

More here.