“Come and see the Miro Exhibit,” they said.
“No, thanks, not my cup of tea,” I replied.
So where did we end up this morning? Yes, you guessed, the new Joan Miro exhibit at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. For someone who studied art history for my A levels, there are artists I love, and then there are artists who make me scratch my head in wonder. Spanish artists, Joan Miro, is one of those you either love, or love to hate. I’m neither, but I do find it amazing that people continue to gush over what is, essentially, for me at least, ‘Street’ art—yes, I think he was something of a graffiti artist of his day.
I’ve seen work done by elephants that have more depth, colour and beauty than an average Miro painting, and sell for a lot less too. But then, who am I to say what is art, and what isn’t. It’s all very subjective, and personal. Like what we like to read, or watch by way of movies, we all have our likes and dislikes. Anyway, my thoughts aside, here’s a selection of snap-shots from the exhibit, and yes, they let us take photos.