The surrounding country with its lush vegetation, its rocks and hills, its closeness to the sea inspired his art and fed his imagination. „I think about all of my works when I am in Montroig. Not when I am in Paris, or anywhere else.“
Be it from snails, snakes or birds, insects, stones or roots, Miró never ceased to create shapes, drawings and structures that he transposed to another world: to the world of his pictures. Like an alchemist, he took reality, reshaped it, and thus created a new, his own, reality.
Around 130 graphic works – etchings, Aquatints and lithographs – dating from the 30s to the 70s were on display at this exhibition – loans from the Fundació Joan Miró in Barcelona and private collections in Switzerland. Works that have rarely been seen in such concentration, including complete book illustrations and series. They revealed a clear and yet complex view of the artist‘s inner world, an artist who, with meticulous care and imagination, uses highly subtle graphic techniques to experiment in the transformation, movement and substitutability of original, natural forms.