Wednesday, 10 October 2012

YSP - Miro

In the summer holidays, a friend and I spend a day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I'd been wanting to visit for a while and I wasn't disappointed.

These few posts aim to give you a flavour of just some of what was on offer.

Beginning with Joan Miro i Ferra (1893-1983), a Catalan painter and sculptor.

His desire was that his sculptures should blend in with nature; be confused with roots, mountains, plants, flowers.

This work in bronze is entitled 'Maternite'.


I have to say that, although I'd find it hard to mistake these for elements of nature, I do find them quite appealing.

They have a childlike simplicity.

I know which of these is my favourite. What about you? Do you like these? Which of them do you prefer?


  1. Personnage looks like he's related to Wall-E

    I love YSP but it's a while since I've been. I must make the effort and go before the weather gets any worse. (Lots of rain make the Henry Moore fields a bit squelchy.)

  2. I love them all Helen. In spite of living in Yorkshire I am ashamed to say I have never been - it is actually quite along way from here. My son and his wife make frequent visits and say it is marvellous.

  3. I like the second one. They are all from another planet, and don't blend whatsoever. I think colour would be better, rather than black and white. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I am a Miro fan and if I have to pick, I love them all. it would be #3.
    What a beautiful setting. Thanks for taking us along.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. The YSP is on my wish to visit list along with the new Hepworth museum. I quite like them all in different ways, I'm assuming this isn't a permanent exhibition?:)

  6. The YSP is a favourite place of mine. I haven't seen this exhibition though. I don't think I like them much. They certainly don't remind me of nature.

  7. I had much the same thought. These don't really blend with nature, in fact they pop right out of the shrubbery like aliens.

    My favorite is the 2nd sculpture. It looks like a bronzed cartoon car with double headlights and eyeballs.