For 65 summers, Joan Miró was a regular in the village of Mont-roig, which inspired the famous painting La Masía and the rest of his work. There, at the farmhouse that his family bought, he also received visits from his friends Ernest Hemingway, Alexander Calder or Josep Lluís Sert.
Lights and Modernist architecture. One of the best ideas for this beginning of the year!
“The beginning and the end are the same thing” Estellés writes. “It was a discovery, Plensa says. There were very short and simple poems but at the same time very intense and sensual, about sex, love, death and solitude”, which made Plensa see “an extraordinary poet, one of the best in explaining the relationship between us people and life.”
“There are books so delightful that I’d like to stay and live there” said Catalan journalist Emili Manzano i Mulet. There are also bookstores – as charming as the books, I’d add.
An array of delicate visual stories, JOYA Barcelona is an annual event, now ongoing in several places of the city. I visited one of the exhibitions, and here are the designs I simply fell in love with.
This series of black and white photos are pure poetry. On Matter, an exhibition of the works of Joan Alsina, and Pep Codó, at Espacio BCN.
“Why do two colours, put one next to the other, sign? Can one really explain this?”
It’s blossom season, and the wild roses, the yellow jasmines, and the Spanish brooms turned all parks into wonderlands, making me feel like walking into one of Claude Monet’s floral scapes.
This is a virtual escape into the playful world of art. If you haven’t been to the Joan Miró Foundation, or have been there and miss it, this is a tour of one of my most beloved places in Barcelona.
“Sculpture is the best way to pose a question” says Jaume Plensa, artist born in Barcelona in 1955. His solo exhibition at MACBA runs until April 22nd so these days are a great opportunity to see it, that if you haven’t already.