With his famous bowler hats and cutout silhouettes, René Magritte is one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement. In Madrid, the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum invites visitors to dive into the fascinating world of the Belgian painter, with the exhibition titled “The Magritte machine“.
In six chapters, the exhibition presents repetitive aspects and affectionate themes by the painter. “One of the chapters presents the artist’s self-portraits, says Guillermo Solana, artistic director of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Another is devoted to words in paintings – it was he who introduced words in painting, it was one of his innovations. There is also a chapter on his games with the figure and the background, with the cut out silhouettes. “
More 90 tables from institutions, galleries and private collections around the world are exhibited in Madrid. Several photos and films made by the artist are also presented.
The opportunity to rediscover the work of this painter, among the most popular in the world: “Today, Magritte is the most reproduced artist in the world, confirms Charly Herscovici, director of the Magritte Foundation. He created images that changed people, children understand Magritte, adults understand Magritte, everyone can relate to each of the paintings.“
Open to the public on Tuesday, the exhibition “La machine Magritte” will be held until January 30, 2022 at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.