A Guided Visit to the Dali and Magritte Exhibition: Two Surrealist Icons in Dialogue
Saturday, February 15 - 3 p.m.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
rue de la Régence 3,
Join us on Saturday, February 15 for a special guided visit of the Dali and Magritte exhibition.
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium dedicate an exceptional exhibition to Salvador Dali and René Magritte. For the first time ever, the connection and influences between the two greatest icons of the surrealist movement are highlighted. Dalí and Magritte both aim to challenge reality, question our gaze and shake up our certainties.The Catalan and the Belgian show a fascinating proximity, despite their very different creations and personalities, which would eventually lead them to drift apart. In the spring of 1929, Salvador
Dalí and René Magritte meet in Paris, surrounded by the great names of the artistic avant-garde. In August of the same year, at Dalí's invitation, Magritte travels to Cadaqués, the Spanish painter's home base. This surrealist summer - which also includes visits by Éluard, Miró and Buñuel - will prove decisive.
After a thirty-minute introduction by a museum guide, you will be able to visit the exhibition which reveals the personal, philosophical and aesthetic links between these two iconic artists through more than 100 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, films and archival objects.
The exhibition also offers a 360° experience around a work by Magritte. Visitors will be able
to immerse themselves in "Le Temps menaçant" (kept at the National Galleries of Scotland),
which Magritte painted during his stay in Cadaqués in 1929.
Please note that this visit is limited to 20 people.
After the visit, those who wish to may join us for a drink or a coffee in the neighborhood.
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2019
Time: 3 p.m.
Place: rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels
Public transport: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station; Buses: Royale 38, 63, 65 and 71: trams 92 and 93.
Price: €25. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20
Reservations are due by by Wednesday, February 12:
PLEASE REGISTER HERE
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, February 12. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.