Re-visiting Joan Miró

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‘Taller Sert’

For those holidaying in Mallorca over Christmas and the new year, a treat is in store for those interested in art.

Tomorrow, 17 December, the Fundació Miró Mallorca – the museum which honours the life and work of artist Joan Miró– will re-open the famous ‘Taller Sert’ (Sert workshop) following ten months of renovations.

This Palma based workshop, (Designed by Miró’s friend Josep Lluis Sert ) which is connected to Miro’s house, became the artist’s main studio in 1956, and was where he created most of his work until his death in 1983. The artistic venue will be re-opened with new content to further reflect the life and work of this world-wide important artist with the studio being restored to exactly how it was before Miró passed away.

A new entrance has also been built on the east side of the building, which first leads into a small room (previously a storage space) before continuing into the main workshop, designed to reflect Miro’s artistic ritual of confronting the creative process before he started to paint.

Whilst the previous ‘Taller Sert’ featured original Miró paintings and sculptures from the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca collection, these have been replaced with 65 exact replicas due to concerns with the conservation of the pieces of art. Some of the original pieces can still be seen inside the Fundació Miro Mallorca.

the north facade of the Fundació Miró Mallorca

 

The ‘Taller Sert’ was renovated with the aim of further enhancing the visitor experience by showcasing the real environment in which the artist worked, which plays a key role in understanding Miró’s art and the factors that influenced the pieces he created in the last stages of his life.

There is also a new video which carries  a discussion had between Sert and Miró about the architecture of the building. The video plays a key part in answering questions about the workshop and the role it plays in highlighting the life and work of Joan Miró.

Images © Fundació Miró Mallorca

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