Film, Video Joan Miró's Constellations (1959) in the Aramont Library

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Title
Joan Miró's Constellations (1959) in the Aramont Library
Summary
In this segment of From the Vaults, we continue to explore treasures from the Aramont Library. Constellations is series of 23 gouache paintings completed by Joan Miró between the turbulent years of 1939 and 1941. When the war was over, the Constellations series was exhibited by Miró's dealer Pierre Matisse (son of Henri Matisse) in New York. The paintings were adopted by many artists and poets as proof that the traditions of free thought and radical artistic expression had survived and surmounted the disaster of the WWII. The Aramont copy of Miró's Constellations are rare pochoir prints (overseen by the artist) with original poetry by surrealist writer Andre Breton. The result is a stunning and intimate "call and response" between an artist and a poet.
Event Date
November 19, 2021
Running Time
7 minutes 30 seconds
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