Centre Miró Landscapes of youth
The Centre Miró in Mont-Roig del Camp.p. Fer55 / Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0
Even though he was born in Barcelona and died in Palma de Mallorca, the relationship the painter Joan Miró had with Mont-Roig del Camp remained constant for 65 years, ever since he settled here with his family, when he was 18 years old, to recover from a long illness. In this village in the county of Baix Camp, where he spent most summers, he discovered the sea and life in the countryside, in a landscape far removed from the city, which became the key to his artistic career.
With the aim of interpreting and making the painter's relationship with the municipality more widely known, the Centre Miró was set up in 2004. Located in the old church, the Museum display 22 facsimile reproductions of works he made between 1911 and 1923 inspired by Mont-Roig del Camp, including La Masia (The Farmhouse), one of his most widely known pictures. As for original works, most notable is the tapestry El llangardaix de les plomes d'or (The Lizard with the Golden Feathers), made jointly with Josep Royo in 1989.
The Museum visit is completed with three documentaries linking Miró and the village that served him as a source of artistic inspiration.
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What can I do?
Complement your visit with the Mirar Miró Mont-roig (3 MR) tour, an original route that encompasses those places in the town which inspired the artist, based on the five key colours in his work: red, blue, green, yellow and black.