Surrealist Miro’s work on show

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Hot on the heels of the Hockney and Chagall exhibitions, another leading figure in 20th Century art is being featured at Woodend in Scarborough.

This time it is the Spanish surrealist Joan Miro, with the exhibition featuring prints of some of his most famous work from his time in Paris as a friend of Picasso to the more sombre work inspired by the Spanish Civil War.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have this exhibition,” said Woodend director Andrew Clay. “Miro has always been a personal favourite of mine and I think this will be a hugely popular exhibition.”

Miro’s work draws on a fantastic universe of signs and symbols, which he uses to create spectacular images.

“In my view Miro was one of the most important painters of the last century,” said Andrew, “and visitors to the exhibition will see something very special.”

Woodend is running the Miro exhibition in collaboration with the Goldmark Gallery from Rutland.

“The link up with Goldmark allows us to bring exhibitions to Scarborough that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to attract,” said Andrew, “and allows people to see art in Scarborough that they would normally have to travel to York or Leeds to see.”

The Joan Miro exhibition is at Woodend in the Crescent, and runs from Monday October 14 to Friday November 8. Admission is free and Woodend is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and from 11am to 4pm on Saturdays.