Regie Albert Solé ‧ Frankreich ‧ 2018 ‧ 61 min ‧ E/F/Spa/Cat/e ‧ Ov/e ‧ 16
The painter, sculptor, printmaker and potter Joan Miró was one of the leading exponents of Surrealism and remains one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. 35 years after his death, Miró has become a legend in the art world. His works have taken on a life outside of museums, and his influence is discernible in design and architecture. Via interviews with his grandson Joan Punyet and artists and craftspeople who worked with him, Miró emerges as an iconoclastic, fanatically hard-working artist.
In this documentary film, Albert Solé examines Miró’s impact on the history of art and design, as well as on contemporary iconography. A less well-known side of Miró is also revealed, that of a tireless creator who destroyed his own works and was afraid that his art would lose its ability to provoke.