When in Paris, the quality of the exhibitions the city has to offer cannot be missed. The Rene Magritte exhibition is on at the Centre Georges Pompidou until January 23rd 2016. I have always admired his surrealist work which has always made me question how things in life could be viewed from a completely different perspective. Looking out of the box, in order to perceive another angle or facet that hasn’t been thought of. His work is remarkable, I could not help but go back to admire his artwork. The exhibition currently shows some 100 of this paintings which focus on five recurrent motifs of this work (fire, shadows, curtains, words and the fragmented body), raising the question of realism and ressemblance. I have always admired most of his paintings through books, so to see such an extensive collection on display is a real treat for the eyes and the mind.
TRD: Make wear a bowler hat and I will look like the guy in Clock Work Orange.
Did you know: There are two identical paintings made by Rene Magritte titled the Flower of Tears. It is said that he made duplicates as there were 2 collectors interested in the same painting. This was in a time of economic hardship in Belgium with the Nazi occupation.