Miró: The Experience of Seeing, opened on 13 February at the Seattle Art Museum.
The show draws from the collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid. It offers a fresh assessment of the late period in Miró’s work and brings together over 50 paintings, drawings and sculptures spanning from 1963 to 1983.
One of the great innovators of 20th-century art in Europe, Miró was briefly aligned with the Surrealists in the late 1920s in Paris and went on to create a striking pictorial and sculptural universe throughout his six-decade career. Although Miró had experimented with assemblage in earlier periods, it is only in this later period that he builds sculptures from found objects that are then cast in bronze.