‘pastoral’

mixed media on board
600mm x 600mm
Kim Pieters 2018

 

from ‘the guitar lesson’ series
seven paintings

 

 

 

…We used to listen to music (which was suspected by the Surrealists) and we used to read a lot at rue Blomet. Salacrou, who was already living in the area and writing plays, read and translated Byron’s poetry. Roland Tual, who wrote in secret and would not publish, had a splendid actor’s reading voice. Lambour read Saint Pol Roux and Jarry; I remember the strong impression that his recital of the Supermale made on me. We also read Rimbaud and Lautréamont, Dostoyevsky and Nietszche, about whom both Masson and Leiris were fanatical…

 

 

 

Joan Miró ‘Souvenir de la rue Blomet’
Unpublished memoir, transcribed by Jacques Dupin, 1977


from
‘I’m going to smash their guitar’ Joan Miró 1917-1934
catalogue to the exhibition “La Naissance du Mode“
in Galerie 1,Centre Pompidou from 3 March to 28th June.
Paris.France.2004.
in english
‘La Naissance du Mode’ translates to ‘Birth of the World’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…The rue Blomet meant above all else friendship, exchange and exalted discovery among a marvellous group of friends. The regulars at these meetings in Masson’s studio were, first of all Michel Leiris, who remained my closest friend, and Roland Tual, Georges Limbour and Armand Salacrou. We talked, we drank a lot. At that time we drank brandy and water and curaçao mandarins. People arrived generally by the Métro, by the famous Nord-Sud which linked Montmartre, where the Surrealist were, and the backward lot in Montparnasse.

Nord-Sud, like the magazine that Reverdy ran, which I had so many times rifled through during my youth in Barcelona. Volontaires station. And the famous Métro entrances that reminded me of the great Gaudí, who had so influenced me. The number of arrows, of birds in flights in my work, comes from the portals of the Guimard Métro station…

 

 

 

Joan Miró ‘Souvenir de la rue Blomet’
Unpublished memoir, transcribed by Jacques Dupin, 1977

from
‘I’m going to smash their guitar’ Joan Miró 1917-1934
catalogue to the exhibition “La Naissance du Mode“
in Galerie 1,Centre Pompidou from 3 March to 28th June.
Paris.France.2004.
in english
‘La Naissance du Mode’ translates to ‘Birth of the World’

scale image:    wall height:::three metres

‘pastoral’

mixed media on board
600mm x 600mm
kfpieters 2018

 

from ‘the guitar lesson’ series
seven paintings
ref: 1/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NZ$   3,200.00 plus freight

 

kim pieters studio has deputised two people to manage any
email enquiries
regarding the sale of  the work on this page,
you are most welcome to choose either of those named
below
by knowledge or
whim and they will be able to tend  to any
further discussion & arrangement.

thank you for your interest.

 

Fiona Johnstone     fijjohnstone@gmail.com
Campbell Walker    uncontrollabledancing@gmail.com