Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
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The Moon, Birds, and Stars
One of Spain's most influential artists, Joan Miró had a long love affair with Mallorca where he moved at age 63 in 1956. His focus was on recurring themes, like landscapes, birds, stars, and the sun and moon. In his later works, his style evolved, shaped by Japanese influences. You can view some of his finest works in Palma at the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, as well as his original studio on the city's outskirts. It houses thousands of studio pieces, sculptures, and paintings. John Clifford of AFAR's Travel Advisory Council will create a custom itinerary to Mallorca focused on the island's artistic heritage or any other interest. Contact him at john.clifford@afar.com
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Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
Though born in Catalonia, artist Joan Miró (1893-1983) lived much of his later life in Mallorca. The foundation that bears his name (and that of his wife) is located in the hills outside Palma, with views of the sea and surrounding city. Housed in a masterpiece building by modernist architect Josep Lluís Sert (1902-1983)—a friend of the artist—it is home to an exhaustive collection of more than 6,000 paintings, sculptures and drawings.
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