The Casa de Colón offers a guided visit to the exhibition of the painter Miró Mainou

The Casa de Colón offers a guided tour of the exhibition Miró Mainou (1940-1955). The spirit of the landscape, a review of the trajectory of one of the fundamental figures of the landscape abstraction in the Canary Islands. This activity, framed in the series Looks at the collection, is on December 14, at 7:00 p.m., and will be carried out by the curator of this exhibition and professor of Theory and History of Education (ULPGC), Antonio Almeida Aguiar.

The entrance to attend this initiative promoted by the aforementioned museum center is free, with limited capacity, and prior registration is required at

Looks at the collection is a permanent activity that since 2013 proposes a guided visit to singular works from the Casa de Colón collection, so every month it focuses its gaze and focus on a special piece.

On this occasion, this look will not only be focused on one work, but on the thirty paintings that this exhibition brings together, some of them unpublished located in private collections, which reveals for the first time in the Archipelago the pictorial beginnings of Miró Mainou in Catalonia and during the first years of his stay on the island, where he arrived in 1949.

The sample is divided into two parts. On the one hand, in one of the rooms there are about twenty works with their formative period and the links with their teachers and their trips to the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean in their early years, between 1940 and 1949.

On the other hand, in another of the rooms is exposed the work of the stage in which, recently settled on the island, explores Moya's landscape, his first residency for five years, to end with a brief look at the most well-known work in Gran Canaria from his following years, between the 70s and 80s. In this comparison you can see his evolution as an artist as he passed from a landscape of the representation of reality to a more expressionist, almost abstract one. Along with the exhibited works, you can also enjoy images of the painter and his palette au plein air through photographs from 1940 to 1955.

Miró Mainou (1940-1955). The spirit of the landscape assembles pieces, mainly oil paintings on canvas or board, from private collections, from the Casa de Colón funds and from collaboration with other institutions, such as the Moya City Council and the Caja de Canarias Foundation, as well as the Miró Mainou family archive, which has provided photographs.

Despite the fact that Miró Mainou's main artistic production on the island is well known and has been studied by art critics, the relevance of his production led him to win the Canary Islands Prize for Fine Arts in 1992, the first years of his formation. they have gone almost unnoticed.

This exhibition was inaugurated at the Casa de Colón on November 30th on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Baudilio Miró Mainou, and can be visited free of charge until January 30, Monday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sundays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


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