The story goes that in August 1929, Dalí invited several friends to come over to his home in Cadaques in Spain. Among them René Magritte. Since this crucial encounter, we may observe how two great surrealists influenced each other. At the exhibition in the Fine Arts Museum, one can see both artists’ creations together, their connections, and I would say, also the opposites.
René Magritte born in Hainaut, moved to Brussels at the age of seventeen to study at the Fine-Arts Academy. His first solo exhibition took place also here in 1927 and he moved to Paris two years later. In France he met Dalí and convinced the Spanish artist to surrealism.
During the memorable summer break, Magritte painted “Threatening Weather” and the museum prepared staged poetic experience of this piece of art.
The exhibition reveals the personal, philosophical and aesthetic links between these two iconic artists through more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, films and archival objects.
My visit to the Fine Arts Museum and the whole experience was amazing. It was heartwarming to see so many visitors at the exhibition.
Do mark Sunday the 24th of November in your calendar. On this day, access to the Magritte Museum will be free all day, and many other attractions are planned.