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Saturday, 16 April 2011

Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Tate Modern in London has a retrospective exhibition of the works of the Catalonian painter Joan Miró running through the summer from 14th April until 11th September. One theme of the exhibition is the 'political engagement' of his work during the Spanish Civil War and the World Wars. The exhibition also shows later works from the long period of the Franco regime when Miro refused to contribute to or accept involvement with the dictator or his state and saw his role as "... untying of all oppressions, all prejudices and all false established values..."

Alongside this article is Miro's iconic Republican poster image 'Aidez l'Espagne' of 1937 ...

See his huge triptychs including 'The Hope of the Condemned Man' for the anarchist Salvador Puig Antich executed by the Franco regime in 1974 ...
Unfortunately a pay-for exhibition - more information from the Tate website ... http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/exhibitions/joanmiro/default.shtm  

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