Mas Miró was the model for the artist’s most emblematic work during his figurative period, “La Masía” (The Farm), but also where his subsequent oeuvre germinated and matured, and where his complex symbolic language developed.
From the 1920s onward Miró divided his time between Paris, Barcelona and Mont-roig. The summers were invariably spent in Mas Miró, from where he would continue painting and where he began new creative periods, such as sculpture, where a workshop was specifically built for this purpose in the farm in 1948.
The close and inextricable bond between Mas Miró and Miró lasted throughout his entire life, and despite of the fact that he settled permanently in Mallorca in 1954, Miró continued spending periods and working at the Mas till 1976.
VisitThe Fundació Mas Miro is in the process of restoring the house and the artist’s studio, as well as rehabilitating the farmland that surrounds the estate, so as to turn Mas Miró into a cultural center open to the public and a point of reference to better understand the life and work of Joan Miró.
“Mallorca, Barcelona and Mont-roig have shaped my personality. From this triangle my art was born.”
The opening of Mas Miró will highlight the importance of this farm and the surroundings of Mont-roig in the life and artistic creation of Joan Miró, and will close the essential triangle of the artist, which is made up of the Fundació Joan Miró of Barcelona and the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca.
Joan MiróJoan Miró (Barcelona, 1893—Palma, 1983) is one of the most universal Catalan artists of the twentieth century. Painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist, known for his discretion and legendary silences, it is through his oeuvre that Miró expresses his rebellion and nonconformity toward the historical and political events that he was forced to live.
The attachment to Mont-roig’s landscape, first, and then to that of Mallorca, where he ended up settling for good in the 1950s, were decisive to his work and language. Barcelona, Mont-roig, Mallorca, but also Paris (in the 1920s), New York (in the 1940s), and Japan (in the 1960s) were his emotional landscapes, in spite of the fact that Mont-roig was always the counterpoint, the original clash to which he kept returning to.
Miró always fled from academism, and to understand his work one must understand his bond to the earth, as well as his interest in quotidian objects and the natural surroundings. All of this led him to create this personal and unique language that makes him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. And this is the reason why his oeuvre cannot be ascribed to any particular movement.Joan Miró's workshop at Mas Miró, Mont-roig 1965. ©Arxiu Successió Miró
© Photos: Fundació Mas Miró