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Joan Miro and Mallorca

“Mallorca is a truly beautiful island. In some places, it still feels as fresh as if the world had just been created. That’s not something you will find in the Parisian environments we have visited.”

In 1956, at the age of 63, Miró moved to Palma. However, this was by no means a place where he intended to retire or leave his creative activity aside. On the contrary; Mallorca was a fertile garden that Miró tended with great attention and devotion, to quote the metaphor the artist used in 1959 when he stated: “I work like a gardener.”

Although he was born in Barcelona on April 20th, 1893, his mother, Dolors Ferrà, was Mallorcan, as were his maternal grandparents. Given this family connection, in 1900, when Miró was barely seven years old, he began spending part of each summer in Mallorca with his maternal grandmother. During these summer holidays, Miró drew windmills, seascapes, and landmark buildings such as the Llotja and the Bellver castle.

Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro

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Tel. 34 971701420
Fax. 34 971702102

Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca
C. De Saridakis, 29
07015 Palma – Illes Balears

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