Calder, Miró et leurs rencontres parisiennes
Calder’s mobiles are like living Miró abstractions. New York World-Telegram, February 15, 1936
Galerie de la Béraudière is pleased to present “Calder, Miró and their Parisian Meetings”, an exceptional exhibition that brings together works by the American sculptor and painter Alexander Calder (1898–1976) and the Spanish visual artist Joan Miró (1893–1983).
The close friendship that connected these two giants of the twentieth century lasted many years: from 1928, the year they first met in Paris, to Calder’s death in 1976. Although they did not create an artistic movement together, they abundantly fed on one another and one often notices a striking parallelism between their work, which Galerie de la Béraudière invites you to discover from 6 September 2018 onwards.
Both artists ‘revolutionized’ the history of art thanks to their audacious use of techniques and materials that were unconventional for the time. With great enthusiasm and inventiveness, they explored new creative possibilities, freed from cultural shackles.
These innovative spirits each developed a highly personal and immediately recognizable world. Their respective signature was a palette of very specific colours but also, and especially, poetry and humour. Their works are imbued with sensitivity and joviality.