Until March 3, the Serralves Museum in Oporto is holding an exhibition focused on the work of the Catalan artist around 1973, when he was 80 years old and preparing a great retrospective at the Grand Palais in Paris. For this, Miró conceived a series of perforated fabrics, woven reliefs (“Sobreteixims” and “Sobteteixims-Sacks”) and five “Toiles brûlées” (burned fabrics), in which he gave free rein to his aesthetic fury, renewing his resources and procedures at a time when critics announced the “death of painting”.

The exhibition presents eleven works belonging to the Portuguese State Collection, on deposit at the Serralves Foundation, as well as twenty-three paintings and objects from public and private collections in Spain and France. In addition, the exhibition also includes a documentary section that provides information on Miró’s working methodology in the execution of his “Sobreteixims”, as well as a film by the Catalan photographer Francesc Català Roca, which records the process of creation and destruction of the “Toiles” brûlées.”