Photograph of "Fleeing Young Girl, 1968" by Joan Miró

Miró in Barcelona

The Joan Miró Foundation’s Centre d’Estudis d’Art Contemporani is a museum honouring the work of Spanish artist Joan Miró.  This stunning modern gallery sits on Montjuïc hill with a commanding view over Barcelona. The museum houses more than 13,000 items including 225 paintings, 169 sculptures, sculptures, graphics and books, and it provides a superb introduction to the life and work of […]

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Poster from "Van Gogh & Artaud" exhibition

van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society

From 11th March to 6th July 2014 the Musee D’Orsay mounted a superb Vincent Van Gogh exhibition based on the essay by Antonin Artaud (1896-1948), Van Gogh, the Man Suicided by Society. Artaud had spent nine years in a psychiatric hospital so was well situated as an artist to write about a painter who is often deemed to be mad. […]

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Photograph of "High voltage painting"

Martial Raysse at the Pompidou Centre

A retrospective of work by Martial Raysse was staged at the Pompidou Centre in Paris from 14th May to 22nd September 2014. It’s the first retrospective of this pop-artist’s work, so at 78 years old, Martial Raysse, a French contemporary of America’s Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, and England’s David Hockney, has had to wait a long time for […]

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