SON MIRANDA AND THE ARTS
Son Miranda gets its name from the Asturian sculptor Sebastián Miranda, grand-uncle to the owners, who have always had a strong connection, in one way or another, to the art world.
The artist was born in Oviedo, Asturias in 1885 and formed part of a group of intellectuals and artists in the early 20th century, including the philosopher José Ortega y Gasset (a close friend of his), writers Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Gregorio Marañón, Pérez de Ayala, Azorín, and Pío Baroja, and the famous bull-fighters Juan Belmonte and Domingo Ortega.
He established close, lifelong relationships with many of these figures. A cultured man and polyglot (he lived in Germany, France and Italy for many years) he also coincided in his years in Paris with many great painters such as Picasso, Maurice Chevalier and the Sorolla brothers. The hotel displays some of this great artist’s work: some drawings and photographs.
Furthermore, another member of the family is a recognised personality in the contemporary art world and for twenty years organised the International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid, ARCO.
As a result of this connection to the art world, the hotel houses an attractive collection of contemporary art composed of a series of drawings and photographs by some of the great artists including items by Sebastián Miranda.