If you happen to be undertaking a city break over the next few weeks to the city of Frankfurt, there’s a pretty exciting exhibition devoted to one of the great artists of the 20th century that you should make time to see. Entitled ‘Joan Miró – Painting Walls, Painting Worlds’, this exhibition explores a previously unexplored aspect of this renowned Catalan painter’s work, namely his preference for large-scale formats and his fascination with the wall.
Organised in conjunction with the Kunsthaus in Zurich and taking place at Frankfurt’s Schirn Kunsthalle until the 12th of June, the exhibition presents an overview of over half a century of Miró’s artistic career and brings together around 50 works on loan from private collections in addition to a number of prominent international institutions including Washington DC’s National Gallery of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reína Sofia in Madrid and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. You’ll see large-scale works created on a variety of canvases and surfaces including coarse burlap, hardboard, sandpaper and tarpaper such as his emblematic The Farm, Painting (The Magic of Colour), Blue I-III and Paintings I-III.
Entrance to the exhibition costs 12€ (concessions 10€) and is free for children aged eight years of age or under. Closed Mondays, the Schirn Kunsthalle is otherwise open from 10am until 7pm, with late-night opening on Wednesday and Thursdays until 10pm.