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Joan Miro, "Birth of the World" (MoMA)


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#1 Wilfrid

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 08:32 PM

Worth seeing of course, but falls between two stools. It's not a comprehensive retrospective, as it's missing too many masterpieces.  Nor does it concentrate on any particular period or theme, that I could see.  It's certainly not a study of works surrounding or leading up to the "Birth of the World" painting.*  So it's kind of a selected Miro, which is no bad thing, and some of the paintings are just honestly really funny.
 
*I see the MoMA website says it "situates" that painting "in relation to other major works by the artist," but this is flummery. 



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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:31 PM

Well, it is situated near other paintings.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:17 PM

The miro exhibition I probably liked best was a small but well designed exploration of his woman and bird theme. At MAPFRE I think.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:08 PM

That certainly sounds cogent. This is in no way a bad show, but it could be called: “Bunch of Miro, Please Buy Tickets and Coffee Cups.”