Barcelona's famous Joan Miro Museum is now featuring a unique exhibit, portraying the life of renowned artist, Jackson Pollock. From October 24th - February 24th, 2013, Explosion! The Legacy of Jacskon Pollock, will be on display. The exhibit explores the series of influences and connections that emerged from the artist's greatest talent action painting.
What was often known as a border zone between painting and performance, Pollock was part of an experimental and conceptual approach to painting, one which later inspired many other artists.
The exhibit offers both a geographic and chronological overview of this period and includes works in a variety of media by artists from the late forties to the present day. Some well-known artists include Niki de Saint Phalle, Jean Tinguely, Allan Kaprow, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis and Saburo Murakami among others.
Jackson Pollock — Photo courtesy of scalleja
The Joan Miro Foundation is located atop Montjuic and is one of Barcelona's most renowned museums. The building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert and is a key example of rationalist architecture in Catalonia. It is visited by architectural buffs and urban planners alike for its avant-garde allure and exceptional layout. Opened to the public in 1975, the Joan Miro Foundation was created to promote the works of contemporary artists and today, the Foundation's collection carries over 14,000 pieces in addition to a small collection of contemporary art, which was created as a tribute to Miro himself.
Hours for the museum and the exhibit are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am-7 pm, Thursdays from 10 am-9:30 pm and Sundays and holidays from 10 am-2:30 pm. It's closed on Mondays, except for holidays.