05 maart 2019

Joan Miró #8

Joan Miró's studio, Palma, Mallorca.

The Spanish artist enlisted his friend, and former Le Corbusier student, Josep Lluís Sert to design the Modernist atelier for him in the suburbs of Palma in 1956. Sert Studio features a wing-like roof and enormous skylight windows to draw light into the heart of the space, where Miro worked until the 1970s.

Like Corbusier, Sert used a modular system that placed Miró at the centre of his design. Sliding doors brought flexibility between spaces, while skylights above brought in the magical Mediterranean light which was so important to Miró’s work. However, the most remarkable quality of this studio, which faces a south onto the sea, is that the front of the building is almost entirely solid, with only two lower windows allowing light in. The studio is a room without a view – it could not compete with the magnificent vista and, it’s only when you step outside that you engage with the setting once again.

When Miró first moved into the studio, he was so overwhelmed that he could not paint. Yet, eventually he covered the walls with postcards and arranged found and given objects in the space before finally embarking on one of the most productive periods of his life. A private and solitary worker, Miró would meditate for days and months before making powerful and almost explosive brushstrokes on the canvas. Almost one third of his work was produced here.
(bron: The Spaces en Wallpaper*)

> Fundación Miró Mallorca

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