Tate Modern 14 April – 11 September 2011
About the exhibition
Joan Miró's works come to London in the first major retrospective here for nearly 50 years. Renowned as one of the greatest Surrealist painters, filling his paintings with luxuriant colour, Miró worked in a rich variety of styles. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy more than 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints from moments across the six decades of his extraordinary career.
London-based artist Mark Powell has produced these striking drawings despite only using the most basic of materials: ink and paper. His recent series of portraits can be found on vintage envelopes, and the results are captivating.
Lemurian Morning Wood. David Benjamin Sherry. Dramatic mountainscapes infused with otherworldly light (the colours are cast at exposure or later during printing, and the kind of cast depends on his mood). He cites installation artists who work with colour and light – among them Robert Irwin, John McCracken, Ann Truitt and Paul Thek, along with artists who “take flight from nature”, like Robert Smithson and Georgia O’Keeffe, as influences.