Dalí & Magritte" perspectives at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts
Until 9 February 2020, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium is dedicating an exceptional exhibition to Salvador Dalí and René Magritte. The connections and influences between the two greatest icons of the Surrealist movement are being highlighted for the first time.
The "Dalí & Magritte" exhibition has received the support of 40 international museums and private collections which have loaned their masterpieces. This is a unique exhibition linked to the festivities to mark the 10th anniversary of the Magritte Museum, which can pride itself on having welcomed more than three million visitors since it opened.
It aims to reveal the personal, philosophical and aesthetic links between the two masters of Surrealism - one Spanish, the other Belgian - through more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs drawings, films and archive objects.
The two painters met for the first time in Paris in 1929. The following summer, René Magritte visited Salvador Dalí in Cadaqués, in north-east Spain. This was a decisive meeting for these two painters who challenged reality. They had a fascinatingly close relationship, despite their very different personalities and creative styles.
Visitors to the exhibition will discover several of their world-famous paintings.
This dialogue between paintings demonstrates a fabulous proximity in difference. The relationship that bound the two artists is undoubtedly one of the most productive in this artistic movement.