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Fundació Joan Miró

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I didn’t share you all of my adventures while I was staying in Barcelona for only 72 hrs. Next to partying at Sónar festival and visiting the city’s finest places, I’ve also discovered this new place which is the Fundació Joan Miró museum. As I told you before I’ve been to Barcelona for many times, so when we go back it’s always a challenge to check up on new area’s.

However, my boy and I just love exploring local art activities, and so it happened we ended up at the Joan Miró exposition. Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a true explorer as well, as he mastered many different techniques, including painting, sculpture, litographs, tapestries and ceramics, but he’s best known for his work as a (surrealist) painter.

The artist and his (famous) artistic friends decided that Barcelona needed a space to display Miró’s work and, at the artist’s insistence, to showcase work by contemporary artists. And so it went, the Fundació Joan Miró opened to the public in 1975 and still remains a dynamic space where his work can be seen alongside a wide variety of contemporary art.

What makes the collection of work even more interesting, is the building it’s held in. The Sert’s building is designed by architect and town planner Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983), who was also a close friend of Joan. Strong lines melt together with Mediterranean features, including a central courtyard, roof terraces and skylights. A place where you can easily hide from Barcelona’s vibrant noises and enjoy the nature’s surroundings in silence. A place where you can overlook the city, instead of being part of it. Not even mention the white walls though, I know, they’re perfect!

Unfortunately I wasn’t allowed to photograph inside, so I can only give you an impression from the roof, which is still breathtaking. Want to see it yourself? Visit the Joan Miró at Parc de Montjuïc in Barcelona, more info can be found here.

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