Joan Miró

3. 6.-31. 8. 1967

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

Joan Miró, Woman with Mirror, 1957, colour lithograph; recipient of the Grand Prix d’Honneur, 6th International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, 1965.

The exhibition included twenty-two prints made between 1933 and 1961. Joan Miró was one of the most important and popular artists of the 20th century. In infinite fantasy, his graphic sign language creates very individual realities, bringing together people, animals and plants, the sun, the moon and the stars. His graphic oeuvre is characterised by an enchanting range of pictorial means of expression marked by diversity, ingenuity, experimenting and the use of various techniques. An exceptional formal language and the colourfulness of his works speak to the creativity of an artist whose style is undoubtedly recognisable. In 1965, Miró was the first to receive the Grand Prize of Honour at the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts.