Visit the exhibition of Mirò in Rome was a double pleasure, both for Mirò’s work that I admire that for the location, the beautiful Bramante’s Cloister,
the Renaissance building a few steps from Piazza Navona .
Before entering the exhibition, four steps under the arcades of this elegant, linear building to admire the arms,
the funeral monuments
and above all the painted lunettes with scenes from the life of Mary.
The exhibition focuses primarily on the last creative period from 1956 the date of construction on the island of Majorca, with whom Mirò had strong family ties, the so much desired study, up to 1985. Here the recostuction of this space.
There are about 80 works never before exhibited in Italy, between large oil paintings, ceramics, bronzes.
The exhibition opens with a mixed technique on paper (gouache and pastel) of 1960
painted in Majorca on the back of an old landscape of 1908.
in bright colors and figures outlined in black and a bronze “Sun Woman” of 1966, the expositive path bring us to the room housing the sketches for murals of some of the most significant Mirò’s works: from the Terrace Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati of 1947,
to the Commons Harnkness Harvard University (1950)
up to the Hall of Delegates at the UN Palace( 1952).
Other rooms, other paintings of obvious oriental influence, with a prevalence of monochrome ones with black-figures and minimal touches of color: the great “Woman in the Night” of 1973, or “Bird” in 1972 with red eye and the wing becoming claw. .
On the second floor, next to the reconstruction of the study and other paintings such as this “Women in the street”(1973)
a room that houses sculptures, some made with recycled materials such as this “Femme” ( 1969 )
and pottery such as this