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10 Oct 2015 - 31 Jan 2016

Miró & Cobra

Joan Miró (1893-1983) is among the most popular artists in the world.

Joan Miró (1893-1983) is among the most popular artists in the world. Still, it has been almost sixty years ago that his work has been shown in a major exhibition in the Netherlands. Miro & CoBrA shows the versatility of his poetic universe and explores for the first time Miró’s relationship with the artists of the international Cobra movement.

The artworks of Miró are brought into connection with the works of the Cobra artists

Entering the exhibition there’s a reconstruction of Studio Sert, the atelier of Joan Miró in Mallorca. The exhibition itself is divided into five rooms with works by Miró from the twenties to the early eighties; from paintings to works on paper, sculptures and assemblages, ceramics and art books. Throughout the exhibition Miró is brought into connection with the works by CoBrA artists.


The press about Miró & CoBrA:

“shows convincingly that there are more relations between the Spanish master and the much younger experimental painters, than was thought before”
NRC ****

“[T]he most important achievement of Miró & CoBrA is evoking the international atmosphere of creative ideas that float freely in the air, while no-one exactly knows where they come from.”
Elsevier Weekblad

“It’s been almost sixty years since the Netherlands had a big exposition about Joan Miró. Yet he influenced many artists here. The Cobra Museum now compensates that absence”
Noord-Hollands Dagblad

Miró & Cobra at tv-show AVROTROS Opium (from 15:02)

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