Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape

Miró: Femmes encerclées

(Tate Modern, 14 April – 11 September 2011)

I left it late to come to this exhibition, the first major retrospective of Miró’s work in the UK for 50 years, but I’m glad I caught it.  I don’t often venture to Tate Modern, but this is an unconscious prejudice that I’ll have to change in the future.  What struck me most about the exhibition was how completely ill-equipped I was to understand what Miró was trying to achieve in his work.

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