PODCAST: Joan Miró - the Catalan who painted the stars
Fundació Miró director Marko Daniel delves into the artist's life, work and infinite imagination
A painter and a sculptor, an anti-fascist and proud Catalan, rooted in the earth and gazing at the stars. Cillian Shields and Lorcan Doherty chat about the life, the works, and the unique imagination of Joan Miró, one of the giants of twentieth century art. Press play below to listen or subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or Spotify.
Marko Daniel, director of the Miró Foundation in Barcelona, explores how places – Barcelona, Mont-roig del Camp, Paris, Mallorca – and turbulent times – the Spanish Civil War, World War II, the Franco dictatorship – shaped the man and the artist.
This week's Catalan phrase is one uttered by Miró: 'Jo vull assassinar la pintura', or 'I want to kill painting'.
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