His style has made him one of the best-known art personalities of the 20th century. A route through Barcelona and Montroig del Camp, allow you to discover his artistic life.
Son of Barcelona, the sculptor, ceramic artist, painter and engraver, Joan Miró, was born in 1893 in the Passatge del Crèdit, no. 4, very close to one of his most popular open-air works or art, the mosaics of the Pla de l'Os, which thousands of people see everyday when walking down la Rambla pavement. From there, you can begin a journey through the town to admire other works of art by the artist: the sculpture Dona i Ocell (1983), located in Joan Miró park; the sculpture Dona, which can only be visited on Sundays at the Town Hall in Plaza Sant Jaume; the great Mural de l'Aeroport, located in Terminal B of the El Prat airport and, above all, the Fundació Joan Miró, which has a huge exhibition of the painter's art.
Miró travelled to Paris and lived in Mallorca, but his favourite place was Mont-roig del Camp, in Tarragona, between the sea and the mountains and just over 100 kilometres from Barcelona. From 1911, he spent many summers in the family's country house. There he discovered landscapes rich in colours, which he captured in his first paintings, Hort amb ase (1918) and La masia (1921-22).
His paintings also reflect others areas in the region, such as Mas Romeu and the shrine of the Mare de Déu de la Roca. Today all these places can be visited thanks to the Miró Centre of Mont-roig del Camp.