I finally made it to the Joan Miro exhibition, The Experience of Seeing, at the Seattle Art Museum. Very soon after entering the gallery, I unexpectedly ran into a colleague, who remarked, “I am strangely moved by the show.” She voiced my feelings exactly. Maybe it’s being in the presence of genius that moves us? (I don’t know, but I do know I felt the same way when I visited Monet’s home and gardens in France. So much beauty….but that’s a blog for another time.)
The Experience of Seeing deals largely with the last two decades of Miro’s life. The numerous sculptures were a highlight for me. They are engaging, and often whimsical creations of ‘found’ objects that are then cast in bronze, using lost wax casting . I wasn’t the only one walking around with a smile on my face….and I’d bet the creators of ET were familiar with Miro’s works.