Miró used to say that it was the message what interested him most about his work, the ability to transform people. Openness, risk and the aesthetic revolution dominated his attitude. He had achieved freedom, and for him, to conquer freedom was to attain simplicity.
The influence that Miró exerted on his contemporaries, especially on later artists, constitutes the linchpin of the exhibition. Works by Dalí, Picasso, Calder, Tàpies, Chillida, Plensa and Barceló are shown parallel to around thirty original pieces created by Joan Miró.