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 oldest comments first 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! Remarkable insights! I have been searching for something similar to this for a long time now. Thanks!