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The Magritte Machine


Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum / Madrid / Art

“Everyday objects shriek aloud.” This quote, uttered by the prolific Surrealist painter René Magritte, demonstrates his deep fascination with ordinary things. The Belgian artist focused on such things—a bowler hat, a tuba, a pipe—and reproduced them again and again in dreamlike settings, often with a nod to his predecessor in metaphysics, Giorgio de Chirico. With around 90 paintings supported by a selection of films and photographs, this exhibition spotlights the repetitive nature of Magritte’s explorations. —Sabina Vitale

Traveling to: Caixaforum, Barcelona (Spring 2022).

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