Joan Miro, Barcelona

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    Fundació Joan Miró

    by MM212 Written Mar 20, 2006

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    Fundació Joan Miró is a museum dedicated to the artist, who is native Catalan. The museum is located in Montjuïc, on a hill with outstanding views of the city. It displays some of Miró's most interesting work. Even for someone who does not normally gravitate towards modern art, I found this museum well worth a visit.

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    Check these fine pieces of art by Miro...

    by ChrissyMoog Written Dec 13, 2005

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    some of the wonderful paintings by Miro
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    The Fundacio Miro was not one of our priorities when we went to Barcelona but it's the first thing we visited (accidentally)...and i didn't regret it..the art works are beautifully done...you need at least a day to go around. I definitely enjoyed it. If you are not a typical art lover like me...trust me you will still enjoy it...when we went, the metro station is under construction but there are bus replacements anyway so it is still pretty handy...

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    Fundacio Joan Miro

    by easyoar Updated Oct 29, 2005

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    Classic Miro image

    Joan Miro is a Catalan painter/sculpture who died in 1983. He had a surreal style and loved to use vivid colours. His Foundation is in a building that is supposed to have architectural interest (I actually find it rather ugly and somewhat bland). However nobody visits to see the building!

    I am not a particularly arty person, but I have been to this gallery twice. I love the bold bright colours, and his paiting has such wide appeal that I have even seen a whole series of them hanging up in Pizza Hut! He also has a big sculpture in the business district of Paris (my Paris page) which is replicated in the gallery here.

    If you don't want to go up Montjuic Hill to see his foundation, you can see one of his mosaics along the Ramblas in Barcelona.

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    Miro on the Ramblas

    by easyoar Updated Oct 29, 2005

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    Miro on the Ramblas

    The Ramblas is a long pedestrianised street that is full of people selling things (see separate tip on this).

    At one point (almost in the middle), if you are paying attention, there is a Miro mosaic on the floor. It is extremely easy to walk over without even seeing it. In case you can't find it, it is at the Placa de la Boqueria. A good thing to look out for is the dragon/umbrella shop (see separate tip) as this is very close to it. (If you enlarge the photo you will see the dragon/umbrella shop in the background).

    The Mosaic is classic Miro, lots of simple shapes in very bright colours. He has the knack of making beautiful designs. Although he is a modern artist, I really like his work, normally I'm not that arty a person.

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    Beautiful Joan Miró Gallery

    by aaaarrgh Written Nov 21, 2004

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    For a culture-vulture like me, the Fundació Joan Miró was an amazing and beuatiful experience.

    Located in the middle of Montjuic Park, it is worth visiting as an excuse to walk through this green area. You could take the funicular railway which runs from the junction of Passeig de L’Exposició and Calle Nou de la Rambla. Then there is a pleasant walk north through the park. Or take the railway down on your way back to the city. The views of Barcelona from Montjuic are splendid!

    Fundació Joan Miró is also a beautiful building. It takes you on an interesting route, past courtyards, down stairs, up ramps, past large windows and small viewing holes. The roof is made from unusual concrete light-scoops, which are great for an art gallery. You can go out onto a sculpture area on the roof.

    The galleries contain permanent exhibitions of Miró's tapestries and sculpture. There are also world-class visiting exhibitions. When I visited there was a great exhibition of Fernand Léger’s paintings.

    See website for current opening times and prices.

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    Home to a playful genius

    by Orbital_ Written Sep 16, 2004

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    The Fundacio Joan Miro is the greatest single collection of the playful genius’ work in the world. If you like his work it’s an essential visit, but even if you’re just a casual gallery-goer I’d strongly recommend a visit to learn about one of the 20th centuries most influential artists. Some of his works do take a stratospheric leap of the imagination, but it’s hard not to be endeared to his playful style and use of bright, vibrant primary colours. The collection comprises of hundreds of his paintings, sculpture and textile works, of which a fraction are on show, housed in a wonderfully designed complex by the artists’ friend and architect Josep Lluis Sert. The Museum’s location also affords fantastic views out over the Barcelona cityscape – especially rewarding if you’ve walked up the slops of Montjuic rather than taking the easy option of a cable-car or such.

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    Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 30, 2004
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    Well, I knew Miro but I hadn't realised I would his work that much.
    I only took pictures on the outside

    (Opening hours
    tuesdays to saturdays 10-19(october-june)
    ytuesdays to saturdays 10-20 (july-september)
    thursdays 10-21.30
    sundays 10-14.30
    mondays closed
    Ticket 7,20 euro
    Take the funicular...)

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    Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 30, 2004
    Barcelona, Miro

    Well, I knew Miro but I hadn't realised I would his work that much.
    I only took pictures on the outside

    (Opening hours
    tuesdays to saturdays 10-19(october-june)
    ytuesdays to saturdays 10-20 (july-september)
    thursdays 10-21.30
    sundays 10-14.30
    mondays closed
    Ticket 7,20 euro
    Take the funicular...)

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    Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 30, 2004
    Barcelona, Miro

    Well, I knew Miro but I hadn't realised I would his work that much.
    I only took pictures on the outside

    (Opening hours
    tuesdays to saturdays 10-19(october-june)
    ytuesdays to saturdays 10-20 (july-september)
    thursdays 10-21.30
    sundays 10-14.30
    mondays closed
    Ticket 7,20 euro
    Take the funicular...)

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    Barcelona, Fundacio Joan Miro

    by chrisvandenbroucke Written Mar 30, 2004
    Barcelona, Miro

    Well, I knew Miro but I hadn't realised I would his work that much.
    I only took pictures on the outside

    (Opening hours
    tuesdays to saturdays 10-19(october-june)
    ytuesdays to saturdays 10-20 (july-september)
    thursdays 10-21.30
    sundays 10-14.30
    mondays closed
    Ticket 7,20 euro
    Take the funicular...)

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  • OOH wot a purdy site

    by 1lesley Updated Feb 10, 2004

    it is a fascinating piece, it is a face mask torn in half with another face comeing out of it, i can just imagine it, its like sometimes your one person but the next you could be some one else , or may bee its 2 faced, or split personality, it could meen so many things i think its really good a must see **

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    Dona i Ocell-Woman and Bird

    by bpwillet Written Feb 6, 2004

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    Woman and Bird; Joan Miro

    This unique sculpture by Joan Miro is situated in Parc Joan Miro, behind the old bullring. The resulting sculpture in the park is 22 meters high, made of concrete and covered in ceramic tiles styled by Joanet Gardy Artigas. On the night of the festival of Sant Joan, the sculpture seems to glow in the light of the bonfire that seems to burn on water, in the pool underneath.

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    Fundacio Joan Miro

    by IceBear7 Written Dec 23, 2003

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    Since I had to do a big project about Miro in my Spanish class at college some years ago I always wanted to see this museum, and I was not disappointed.

    They always show some contemporary artists as well but the Miro section is impressive, with great paintings and sculptures. There is an outdoor area with his works as well.

    Miro was born in Barcelona but he lived in Tarragona and in Mallorca most of his life. Throughout the city you find his works in parks, at the airport (which I did not see) and there is even a mosaic on the Ramblas. It goes well with all the Gaudi stuff.

    From the museum you also get a great view over Barcelona.

    The entrance fee is high, 7.20 Euro, but you get a free audio guide with it.

    Nice restaurant and shop of course.

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    Fundacio Miro

    by acemj Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    Joan Miro, the famous Barcelona native donated the foundation to the city. You'll find a great collection of contemporary art, Miro's as well as other artists. Miro died in 1983 and is buried near his foundation on a cemetery along the southern slopes of Montjuic.

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    Parc Joan Miró

    by seamandrew Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Dona i Ocell statue by Mir��

    Covering four blocks above Plaça d'Espanya where Carrer de Diputació and Carrer d'Aragó meet Carrer de Tarragona, one finds the Parc Joan Miró. It is also known as the Parc de l'Escorxador because it was the location of the municipal slaughterhouse until 1979. It is a great area for kids to run wild or for adults to sit and soak some sun.

    The Parc Joan Miró is home to one of Joan Miró's works of art. It is the 70 foot tall (about 22 meters) statue called Dona i Ocell or "Woman and Bird". It is striking in its simple setting on a small island in the middle of a pool in the park. This was one of his last works.

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