At PAN Palazzo delle Arti in Naples, an exhibition on the fantastic, dreamlike, feverishly creative world of Joan Miró, entitled “Joan Miró. Sign language”. The exhibition will be open to the public from 25th September 2019 to 23rd February 2020.
The exhibition consists of eighty works including paintings, drawings, sculptures, collages and tapestries, which retrace six decades of creative activity, from 1924 to 1981, in which Miró developed a formal language that transformed 20th-century art.
This collection focuses in particular on the transformation of the pictorial languages that the Catalan artist began to develop in the first half of the 1920s.
We can also admire the famous work of 1924, Ballerina, which will open the path of the exhibition. The work shows the path that Miró has taken to reach the mature language of signs: a line replaces the body of the dancer, a semicircle at the top of the head. In this way Miró started the process of reducing and simplifying the figure.
Then, following the path up to the works of the 1980s, we will see that figure and background, sign, surface and support are balanced to such an extent that they look like simple fragments of objects. The figure blends with its support as well as in the 1981 Untitled work that best represents this transformation.
Joan Miró. Sign language is a project promoted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Naples, with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the patronage of the Embassy of Portugal in Italy and organized by the Serralves Foundation of Porto with C.O.R. Create Organize Realize.
The works all come from the extraordinary collection owned by the Portuguese State on deposit at the Serralves Foundation of Porto.
The exhibition is promoted by the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Municipality of Naples, with the support of the Portuguese Ministry of Culture, the patronage of the Embassy of Portugal in Italy and organized by the Serralves Foundation of Portocon C.O.R. Create Organize Realize.
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