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Joan Miró, modern art with roots in Mallorca

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Painter Joan Miró left the mark of his deep family and professional links to the island behind by creating the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró in Palma. Joan Miró (Barcelona, 1898 ' Palma, 1983) spent the long summer seasons in Mallorca at the home of his mother, who was from Sóller. He also frequented the home of the Juncosa family, relatives as well, and would marry one of its members, Pilar, in 1929. Mallorca's influence on Miro's art are visible in both his first drawings of the islanl's landscapes and monuments as well as his fascination for siurells (traditional Mallorcan terracotta figures), among others. In 1940, he began to live to Palma and in 1956, definitively settled on the island, where he would produce a large part of his work in the future. His desire to have a large studio designed by his friend, famous architect Josep Lluís Sert, was realised here. In 1981, the Mirós came to an agreement with Palma's Town Council to found the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró of Mallorca and donated four of the artist's studios to the project. It opened to the public on December 19, 1992 and the new building designed by Rafael Moneo built on the grounds where Joan Miró lived and worked was inaugurated. Constructed with funds and on land donated by the painter's wife, it was conceived to house the foundation's headquarters and exhibition halls to showcase Miró's work and other artwork in general.

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