Antoni Mirò nasce ad Alcoi nel 1944, attualmente vive e lavora a Mas Sopalmo. Ha ottenuto il primo premio di pittura nel 1960 per il Town Hall di Alcoi. Nel 1965 ha fondato il gruppo Alcoiart e nel 1972 il Gruppo Denunzia a Brescia. Ha effettuato molte mostre in Spagna ed all’estero, ricevendo molti premi. E’ membro di molte accademie internazionali.
Was born in Alcoi in 1944, and at present lives and works at Mas Sopalmo. In 1960 he was awarded the first prize for painting by the Town Hall of Alcoi. In January 1965 he carried out his first one-man show and founded the Alcoiart group (1965-1972). In 1972 he founded Gruppo Denunzia in Brescia (ltaly). Since then he has held a number of exhibitions, both in Spain and abroad, and he has also been distinguished with various awards and honourable mentions. He is a member of several intenational academies. In his professional trajectory, Miró has combined a wide variety of initiatives, ranging from those specifically artistic, in which he has demonstrated his effícient devotion to each of the procedures that characterise the plastic arts, to his untiring attention to the advance and promotion of our culture. His oeuvre, pertaining to Social Realism, set forth in the sytle of Figurative Expressionism as an accusation on the subject of human suffering. In the late sixties his interest in social subject-matter led him to a Neo-figurativism charged with a critical and recriminatory message. In the seventies such a message is fully identified with the artistic movement known as Crónica de la Realitat (Chronicie of Reality), inscribes in the intemational trends of Pop Art and of Realism, which takes as its point of departure the propaganda images of our industrial society and the linguistic codes employed by the mass media. The different periods or series of his work, such as Les Nues (The Nudes) of 1964, La Fam (Hunger) of 1966, Els Bojos (The Mad) of 1967, Experimentacions (Experimentations) and Vietnam, both of 1968, L'Home (Man) of 1970, Amèrica Negra (Black America) of 1972, LHome Avui (Man Today) of 1973, El Dòlar (The Dollar), executed between 1973 and 1980, Pinteu Pintura (Paint Paint), carried out between 1980 and 1990, and Vivace, begun in 1991, reject all kinds of oppression and cry out for freedom and human solidarity. Miró's oeuvre forms part of many museums and private collections all over the worid, and has generated a wlde bibliography that studies his work in detail. In short, if Miró's painting is one of consciousness-raising, it is not less true that the artist's creative process also comprises a high degree of "consciousness of painting", in which different experiences, techniques, strategies and resorts combine to form a plastic language of their own, not merely as a "means" for ideological communication but with one accord, as the registration of a clearly aesthetical communication. Web Site
The Museum is set in an enchanting historical building of 1600, completely restored, situated between Bologna and Pistoia, among the woods.
This building, apart from being a rich permanent collection, offers a series of cultural events and exhibitions which will be organized not only inside the Museum, but also in the other centres.
Each visit will be a real surprise, also because it is personalized. In fact, Morena and Ernesto will accompany you inside this forest of symbols, all to discover….and for this reason please remember that reservation is needed.
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