Joan Miró – The passionate painter-poet
06/25/2016 – 11/27/2016
In the summer of 2016, the messmer art gallery dedicated itself to the well-known Spanish artist Joan Miró!
The title of the exhibition referred to Miró’s relationship to poetry. This relationship runs through the artist’s entire work and took place on several levels. This aspect of his art should become clear in the exhibition: divided into 12 rooms, important works of his oeuvre were shown, starting with the unique, dreamy surrealism of the 1930s up to his dark late work. The show gave an impression of Miró’s complete works.
The artist himself was an avid reader. 1700 books adorned his extensive library. Important names such as Dostoyevsky, Freud, Nietzsche and Goethe were represented here and were of essential importance for the fantastic works of the artist.
For him, poetry also stands for everything that goes beyond language. Miró’s art is transcendent in this way. Mental processes take shape on his canvases. Images and impressions resulting from dreams and other states of the subconscious are recorded. Much that cannot be put into words, he shows in his pictures. This is how a unique pictorial language develops with a random, almost childishly naïve character, for which Miró is so famous.