Miro at Play with Women, Birds & Stars In Istanbul Show

Not every artist has the ability of seeing a hat of a woman in a farmyard red faucet, but in Istanbul, Turkey this is a reality thanks to a showcase of Joan Miro, a 20th Century Sculptor and Catalan painter, work which has been done in a playful mood.

The exhibit, “Women, Birds, Stars”, currently being showcased at Sakip Sabanci museum features 125 paintings as well as sculptures, ceramics, prints and tapestries.

Many of the work which is currently being showcased at the museum were created on the Mallorga Island, this is after the Catalan painter and sculptor moved back in 1956 when he was 63-years old.

Miro, inspired by the climate as well as the Mediterranean landscape of the Island, created freehand paintings which evoke a world of strange creature’s fantasies which are expressed in 4 colors, those are red, blue, black and yellow.

"The show concentrates on the late period of his career that we can define with one word: freedom," said Rosa Maria Mallet who is the director of the Joan Miro Foundation in Bacerlona.

"He has freedom with language, material, different techniques, and he is the master of them all ... Probably the most interesting part of Miro's work is that it opens a way for other artists."

His influence on other artists such as Jackson Pollock and Alexander Calder is without a doubt very profound. That said, Miro’s work are still on high demand, thirty years after he died and last month at a Christie Auction one his works, the canvas "L'Oiseau au plumage deploye vole vers l'arbre argente," fetched $13.9 million.