|René Magritte, Les Vacances de Hegel, 1958|
Even though there are various versions of Ceci n’est pas une Pipe and the famous painting is the Pompidou’s focus for a room devoted to the discrepancy between words and things, Magritte. La Trahison des Images convincingly demonstrates that Magritte was not only prolific, but that he did so much beyond this one canonical image. The diversity of images and concerns on display showed just how limited is or was my knowledge of Magritte’s painting (namely its Surrealist sympathies). The thrill of the exhibition is also made possible by the fact that so many of the works have been lent by private collectors, bringing a wealth of unknown images to the French public.
|René Magritte, La Trahison des Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 1929|
|René Magritte, Variante de la Tristesse, 1957|
|René Magritte, La Lampe philosophique, 1936|