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Joan Miró, Le soleil rouge ronge l'araignée (The Red Sun Gnaws at the Spider),1948 Oil on canvas 76 x 96 cm. (29 7/8 x 37 3/4 in.)

Joan Miró, Le soleil rouge ronge l'araignée (The Red Sun Gnaws at the Spider), 1948
Oil on canvas
76 x 96 cm. (29 7/8 x 37 3/4 in.)

Miró, Les Chemins de la Poésie
June 21 - October 10, 2019

The Nahmad Collection in pleased to contribute to the exhibition, Miró, Les Chemins de la Poésie, at the Doyenné Museum.

After the Grand Palais’s retrospective, which focused on the technical and stylistic evolution of Joan Miró, Jean-Louis Prat decided to shed light on the relationship that Joan Miró established with poetry. 

Jean-Louis Prat, former director of the Maeght Foundation, who was close to the artist, conceived a novel exhibition which focuses on the influence of poetry in the creation and work of Miró. Miró understood well that poets personas were distinct from what was expected of their literature, and that they brought with their unique words, a considerable power of renewal. 

For Joan Miró, poetry was the spark that lit fire. During his first stay in Paris in the 1920s, Miró met many poets and writers. Desnos, Artaud, Queneau then Aragon, Eluard, Naville who undoubtedly directed his creation towards a dreamlike world. Strongly influenced by the experience of the surrealist movement, Miró developed a visual vocabulary, made of shapes and symbolic colors, depicting a dreamy world. Miró himself wrote: "I do not make any difference between painting and poetry".  
Nearly 80 works will be exhibited at the the Doyenné Museum, as well as books Miró illustrated: "Talking alone" by Tristan Tzara, "Ubu Roi" by Alfred Jarry, or "Les Adonides" by Jacques Prévert . There are paintings, ceramics, sculptures lent by the Miró foundations or from private collections.