“MILAN – Palazzo Reale: Rene’ Magritte and the Mystery of Nature; around 100 paintings featuring Magritte’s signature apples, blue skies and birds; November 22-March 29, one of Italy’s largest-ever Magritte events.” (ANSA.it)
Today, as many of you might know, is RenÃ© Magritte’s birthday; he was born November 21, 1898. His paintings both witty and thought-provoking are known all throughout the world.Â RenÃ© Magritte was an extrodinary surrealist painter, although like many artists, it wasn’t until the near end of his life that his art was truly recognized.
Many of the paintings in this event come from the massive collection stored in Belgium’s Musees Royaux des Beaux Arts, the exhibition will hostÂ Magritte’s best-known works from the 1950s onwards.
Magritte is great in the way he uses theÂ contrast between day and night for realistic objects in odd settings, unlike other surrealist artists, who twisted the objects themselves. In addition to his famous paintings, this event willÂ “explore the role of nature in Magritte’s lesser-known earliest pieces, when he toyed with futurist ideas, as well as forgotten works from the inter-war period.”
Many of the great modern and contemporary artist of today have been influence by Rene Magritte. Some of these artists include John Baldessari, Sherrie Levine, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, Marcel Broodthaers and Martin Kippenberger. Many of these artist either include direct references to Magritte or clearly show many surrealistic representations that were used by him.
As said before the exhibition will contain hundreds of great paintings, if you happen to be passing through Milan, it will definitely be worth a visit.
When questioned about the exhibiton the shows curator Michael Draguet had this to say:
”Nature is omnipresent in Magritte’s artistic voyage, on the one hand it provides a myriad of themes, which the artist explores and combines at will, while on the other it is a framework for everything, a container that shapes every form of understanding.”