Surreal surroundings

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IMG_0244IMG_0243Antoni Gaudí is the undisputed starring artist of Barcelona, almost at the expense of compatriot Joan Miró.

Gaudí’s architectural omnipresence in the city is lauded by most guide books. Miró the eminent surrealist barely gets mention.

I counter this imbalance by spending time at the wonderful Fundació Joan Miró, which should most definitely be on Top Ten list of things to do in this vibrant Spanish city.

My enchanting outing includes riding the cable car up to Parc de Montjuic, so I have terrific views of the city prior to spending quality time in one of Barcelona’s most illuminating art galleries.

Joan Miró i Ferrà (1893-1983) was a Catalan born in Barcelona, a painter, ceramicist and sculptor. Miró gifted the foundation gallery to the city and it opened in 1975. This fascinating collection consists not simply of wonderful work by Miró but also a collection of contemporary art curated as a tribute…

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  1. Thanks for the pick up! See also my blog on tapas bars
    http://tinyurl.com/ke6u9cd

    • Cheers Rob. I’ve discovered Miró’s many facets over the years beyond his more public image and there’s a lot to explore.
      Xampanyet is a great place. My maternal ancestors used to live on carrer Montcada in a house that’s now part of the Picasso Museum.
      Look forward to reading more of your posts.
      Peter

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