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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Tate Modern displays lifetime work of Joan Miro

16th August 2011

Art and culture lovers staying in luxury London hotels can take in the work of artist Joan Miro at the Tate Modern until September 11th.

Joan Miro: The Ladder of Escape displays the Catalan painter and sculptor's work, with the artist being hailed as one of the greatest of the 20th century, according to the gallery.

Take Modern's comprehensive summer exhibit is the biggest public collection of his work in London for over 50 years - providing a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the artistic display.

Although most closely associated with surrealism, Miro's work spans six decades and is influenced by many artistic movements across his career.

Paintings have been influenced by worldwide events such as the Spanish Civil War, the two World Wars and the student protests in the late 1960s, all of which are examined in the exhibition.

The Tate Modern has collected more than 150 paintings, sculptures and works on paper - with all the pieces being hung chronologically across 13 rooms.

Early works are based around the artist's family farm and trace the development of his own artistic life, while later works grow in scale.

Furthermore, the exhibit features five large-scale triptychs that have been brought together for the first time, including Fireworks and the Burnt Canvases of the 1970s.

According to the gallery, these two pieces represent a "testament" to the artist's "pioneering" and "experimental" career.

Entrance into the exhibit costs £15.50, however concessions are available for £13.50.

The Tate Modern is near Southwark Underground station, which is a short journey away from Marble Arch – the local station of The Montcalm hotel.


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