Focus on the exhibition: The Magritte Machine
The museum is presenting the first retrospective in Madrid to be devoted to René Magritte (1898-1967) since the one held at the Fundación Juan March in 1989. The exhibition’s title emphasises the repetitive and combinatory component in the work of this great Surrealist painter whose obsessive themes recur with innumerable variations.
Magritte’s boundless imagination gave rise to an extensive variety of daring compositions and provocative images capable of altering the viewer’s perception, questioning our preconceived reality and provoking thought. The present exhibition brings together 95 works, in addition to a selection of photographs and amateur films made by the artist himself which are shown in a special installation.
Friends are invited to a private visit and guided tour led by an art historian, organised in small groups and with prior booking required for the available dates and times.
They can also be the first to visit the exhibition, in the company of their chosen guest, at the exclusive preview on Sunday 12 September, the day before the official opening (prior booking required).