SERT STUDIO AND SON BOTER
- Joan Miró
Carrer de Saridakis, 29, 07015 Palma — Illes Balears, Spain
Joan Miró (1893-1983) was a Spanish painter, sculptor and ceramicist. He has been connected to movements such as surrealism, fauvism, cubism and abstract expressionism.
The Fundació Miró Mallorca located in Palma de Mallorca, Spain and open to the public was created in 1981 by Joan Miró and his wife Pilar Juncosa. It is comprised of a main museum exhibiting works by Miró, a library, a sculpture garden, the Sert studio and the Son Boter studio.
In 1956 after extensive traveling, Joan Miró settled down on Mallorca. Miró’s studio Sert was designed for Miró by his good friend and architect Josep Lluís Sert in 1956, where Miró worked until his death in 1983. Miró and Sert met in the early 1930s and connected over simplicity and their mutual desire to integrate art with architecture.
In 1959, Miró bought the nearby 18th century Mallorcan house, Son Boter, which Miró used as a second painting and sculpture studio. Miró purchased the house with the prize money of the Guggenheim International Award, given to him for the creation of the Mur du soleil and Mur de la lune for the Paris UNESCO building. Miró decorated the walls with charcoal sketches making the house an artwork itself.