La Masia by Joan Miro

La Masia by Joan Miro

La Masia – picture of Joan Miró, written between the summer of 1921, held in Mont-Roig Del Camp, and in the winter of 1922, held in Paris. It is a kind of inventory of a suburban house that belonged to his family in Mont-Roig Del Camp.

Miro saw this work in his own career chief, describing it as a summary of the whole of their lives in the countryside. The painting is exhibited in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, where she was transferred in 1987 Hemminguey Mary from the personal collection of Ernest Hemingway.

While the painter was born in Barcelona, he has always been associated with the rural world, especially with the city of Mont-Roig del Camp. His earliest works have already seen the impact of landscapes.

The painting was sold for 5 Hemingway thousand French francs. Hemingway wrote in 1934 in the journal Cahiers d’Art: «I do not change my” farm “on one other picture of the world.”

Later, Miró used types of Mont-Roig del Camp to others of their own paintings.

Miro was that the creation of the painting took 9 months of hard work, for 7-8 hours every day, and pointed out that the first 9 months of life and also human pregnancy. He also wrote that he wished to show the mountains and ants, lamented that in Paris was difficult to transmit the spirit of Catalonia. At the same time one of the art dealers seriously proposed to divide the canvas into 8 parts, to make it easier to implement.

The house belonging to the family Miro, Miro Mas, in 2006 was declared a cultural heritage for the public interest. After long years of correspondence agreement has been reached between the family and the various public institutions to create in him a “living museum”.

La Masia by Joan Miro
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