The poet Jacques Dupin is responsible for one of the most important works on Joan Miró. The book, written in 1961, bears witness to the relationship between Miró and Dupin, who also shared the same poetic universe.
The exhibition “Miró – Dupin. Art and Poetry” apart from documenting this relationship, also shows the interest Miró had in the work of other poets. At the same time it reveals the links Dupin had with other creators, and it features many drawins by Joan Miró done before 1948; part of his private library and some books illustrated by Joan Miró on his early years.
An interesting part of the exhibit shows the relationship Miró had in Paris with poets and writers such as Rimbaud and Apollinaire. It also features many books, poems and manuscripts by Jacques Dupin illustrated by Joan Miró and many letters, photographs and models for their joint collaborations.
Fundació Joan Miró collection currently comprises over 14,000 pieces: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, the almost complete graphic works and some 8,000 drawings; and it is considered the best collection of Joan Miró works.
Joan Miró, a man deeply rooted in his homeland but with a worldwide reputation, has also left part of his creation available to Barcelona citizens and visitors: a giant ceramic mural at Terminal 2 of the Airport, part of the pavement in La Rambla or the sculpture “Dona i Ocell” (Woman and Bird) on the park that bears his name, just next to Plaza Espanya.
B-Hotel in Plaza Espanya is a perfect location where to start a Miró Tour in Barcelona.
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