the world of joan miró
"I feel the need of attaining the maximum of intensity with the minimum of means. It is this which has led me to give my painting a character of even greater bareness." -- Joan Miró
I loved the Joan Miró museum (Fundació Joan Miró) in Barcelona. It's a well-edited, small-scale, intimate space, one that doesn't overwhelm you with its embarrassment of riches, but seeks to give you an understanding of his art and his contribution to his craft.
(Not to mention the fantastic book store, and the too adorable gift shop.)
I went only with a rudimentary knowledge of his work, and I left feeling exhilarated and somehow greatly cheered.