The passers-by who walk along La Rambla tread relentlessly on the mosaic by Joan Miró in the Pla de l’Ós, which was inaugurated in 1976. Miró knew the site well because it was located close to number 4, Passatge del Crèdit, the house where he was born in 1893.
People coming to Barcelona by air are welcomed by another work by Miró: a large ceramic mural that decorates the wall of Terminal B, created in 1970 in association with the ceramicist Josep Llorenç Artigas. Here, the use of primary colours and shapes related to the world of dreams are unmistakable. And the same is true of the sculpture Dona i Ocell (Woman and Bird), which has stood since 1983 in the reflecting pool in the Parc de Joan Miró, named after the artist a few months before his death.
However, it is the Fundació Miró, which opened in 1975 in a magnificent building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, where you can gain the greatest insight into Miró’s work in Barcelona: valuable sculptures, tapestries, ceramics and paintings which make this museum a must.
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