In the beginning was the book
Joan Miró was born in a small village near Barcelona in 1893. In 1920, the young artist moved to Paris where he met Pablo Picasso, surrealists Max Ernst and André Masson, as well as poets Max Jacob and Pierre Reverdy. That’s when he created his painting “Horse, Pipe and Red Flower.” Visible in the foreground: a book. An exhibition in Hamburg now explores Miró’s passion for literature.
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