The exhibition, which brings together some original paintings, including the canvas from the Pinacoteca Civica di Savona which belonged to the President of the Republic Sandro Pertini, and a group of 78 graphic works that the Spanish artist created on the Mallorcan island in the 1970s . Among these, in particular, we highlight the two series of engravings made in Mallorca and coming from the Sala Pelaires in Palma: the first, entitled "Mallorca Series", is made up of four groups of 9 works each, two of which are in monochrome ( black and white) and two in colour; while the second, the “Gaudi Series”, with fluorescent colours, Miró dedicated to the Spanish architect, author of the “Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona.
The light and colors of Mallorca, the island that became his hermitage in 1956, when he moved with his wife and where he lived and worked until 1983, the year of his death, shine in these extraordinary works of his. “I couldn't live in a place where you can't see the sea”, he loved to repeat to friends who visited him in the splendid villa in Marivent, a few steps from Cala Major where the Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation is today located. And the rest of the engravings that Alessandro Masi, curator of the exhibition, has rigorously selected for this important event in Pescara which sees, after years of absence, the return to Italy of one of the world's protagonists also seem to be inspired by sunlight and Mediterranean nature. 20th century art.