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Magritte: The Treachery of Images

Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

10 Feb - 5 Jun 2017

In a concentrated solo exhibition devoted to the great Belgian Surrealist René Magritte, the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt explores his relationship to the philosophical currents of his time. Magritte did not see himself as an artist, and throughout his life he sought to imbue painting with meaning equal to that of language. This exhibition sheds light on Magritte’s philosophical investigations in five chapters. The Schirn is presenting Magritte’s masterpieces of enigmatic painting from the 1920s to the 1960s, featuring some 70 artworks, including numerous masterpieces from major international museums as well as public and private collections. Find out more about the ‘Magritte’ exhibition from Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt’s website.

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La Lampe philosophique (1936), René Magritte. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La Lampe philosophique (1936), René Magritte. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La lecture défendue (1936), René Magritte. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Photo: J. Geleyns © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La lecture défendue (1936), René Magritte. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Photo: J. Geleyns © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La réponse imprévue (1933), René Magritte. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Photo: J. Geleyns © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La réponse imprévue (1933), René Magritte. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Photo: J. Geleyns © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Les Amants (1928), René Magritte. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

Les Amants (1928), René Magritte. The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La trahison des images (1935), René Magritte. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

La trahison des images (1935), René Magritte. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017

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