Joan Miró’s Techniques of Freedom

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Maureen Doallas posts a video detailing painter Joan Miró's career in relation to world events including the Spanish Civil War, the rise of Fascism, and World War II. The film also documents the radical technical freedoms Miró developed in his work to combat the lack of freedom in everyday life.

The film includes fascinating footage of Miro creating his Burnt Canvases with techniques described in his studio notes: "treat the big white canvases in this spirit: burn them partially, throw stones at them and stab them to break them open. Cut them into pieces. Pour on pots of paint. Walk on top of them."

The video was created in conjunction with the recent exhibition Joan Miró" The Ladder of Escape at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

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