Miró was born on 20th April 1893. Here he is in his studio in Palma, 1973. Photograph C Clovis Prévost. Joan Miró: The Ladder of Escape is at Tate Modern until 11 September. Tags:PaintingTate ModernSurrealism Comments Show newest comments first Remarkable insights! I have been searching for something similar to this for a long time now. Thanks! Dear Matthew, It was a great experience especially listening with the headphones. Beautifully presented in a logical way, you chose exactly the right amount of information to understand Miro's devopment over a very interesting time in history. Being a music teacher it was interesting to link the two and also my father's stories from his youth about friends who joined the Spanish Civil war in the 30's. Very memorable...thanks!