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Magritte's surrealist painting


Next September 14, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza presents a new temporary exhibition, a retrospective of the life of René Magritte, the famous Belgian painter, one of the greatest exponents of surrealism and 20th century painting.

Magritte's painting traveled around the world and starred in exhibitions in his native Belgium and also in Paris, Geneva, Houston and New York. The last major exhibition of his work presented as a retrospective in our country was commissioned by the Juan March Foundation in 1989. Now, a new opportunity to immerse oneself in Magritte's dreamlike world. 

The exhibition is located in the temporary exhibition hall of the museum, on the first floor and on the second floor balcony. The exhibition, commissioned by Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the center, is entitled "La Máquina Magritte". The title is a reference to the painter's ideal of mechanizing creative processes and artistic expression and, in turn, recalls the repetitive, constant and machine-like nature of recurring themes that are repeated throughout his work.

The exhibition will be divided into up to six thematic sections: The Magician's Powers, Image and Word, Figure and Background, Frame and Window, Face and Mask, Mimicry and Megalomania. 

The exhibition will consist of more than 90 works by the artist, including paintings and works on paper. In addition, a collection of Magritte's photographs and films will be displayed on the museum's first-floor viewing balcony. They have been added to the exhibition courtesy of Ludion Publishers, a well-known Belgian publishing house. 

Sponsored by the Community of Madrid, the exhibition will be open until January 30, 2022. #MagritteEsMadrid


More information: “La Máquina Magritte

Image credits: Le gran siècle, 1954. René Magritte © Banque de images Ludion