Friday, December 23, 2011

Visiting Magritte

The Pilgrim, 1966
© VBK Vienna, 2011

Yesterday I visited the Albertina.  Who should be there but the wonderful surrealist, Rene Magritte!

The Face of Genius, 1926
© VBK Vienna, 2011

Magritte’s visual explorations of la réalité capture our imaginations.

The Future of Statues, 1937
© VBK Vienna, 2011


Magritte confirms something I have suspected or even known for most of my life – we do not know what is; we only know what we experience.

La grande famille/Die große Familie, 1963
© VBK Vienna, 2011

I don’t want to over-analyze it.  Rather, I prefer to accept it as a part of existence.

Here are pieces from the exhibit...

Le paysage de Baucis/ Die Landschaft der Baucis, 1966
© VBK Vienna, 2011


Les Amants/Die Liebenden, 1928
© VBK Vienna, 2011

The Dominion of Light, 1950
© VBK Vienna, 2011

Le baiser/Der Kuss, 1951
© VBK Vienna, 2011


Time Transfixed, 1938
© VBK Vienna, 2011

To learn more about exhibits at the Albertina, click here.

3 comments:

  1. Magritte is one of my favorites, I saw him in Rome some years ago,,so magic...thanks for the post

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  2. Still my favorite artist! So similar yet so different form Dali no?
    ~Arielle

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  3. I agree! Magritte is one of my favs too.

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