An image from the exhibition, which can be seen at the Joan Miró Foundation

Mesopotamian art and modern creators

The exhibition will be at the Joan Miró Foundation until January 2018.

The artist Joan Miró had the walls of his studio in Majorca decorated with paintings by him that that were directly related to masterpieces of Sumerian and Mesopotamian art. When this was discovered, only a few years ago, the team at the Joan Miró Foundation began to investigate the relationship that exists between ancient artistic forms and and contemporary creators. The result is a temporary exhibition curated by Pedro Azara titled Sumer and the Modern Paradigm, which can be seen at the Miró Foundation until 21 January.

The exhibition is. imagery of Western art thanks to the archaeological discoveries made in Syria and Iraq when those countries were French and British colonies and the countries' graphic media brought them to popular attention. This first wave of influence reached archaeological museums first, and was later taken up by the artists of the time. The exhibition also highlights the influence of Mesopotamian myths such as the Tower of Babel and the poem Gilgamesh.

If you prefer to visit the exhibition accompanied by an expert in the subject, you will be interested to know that guided tours take place every Saturday morning. Likewise, two conferences are planned at the Foundation that are related to the exhibition and will be held on14 December and 13 January.

Additional information is available at the following link.

Publication date: Thursday, 23 November 2017
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