Magritte and Dalí
“Magritte & Dali” is a first-of-its-kind exhibition dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali.
Magritte & Dali takes viewers on a journey from the late 1920s to the early 1940s, the period when the two artists spent significant time together and displayed their works in the same Surrealist exhibitions. Although both had very different approaches to their respective paintings, they were equally committed to implementing practices that challenged reality and generated fuller freedom of imagination and experience.
Showcasing carefully curated, exemplary pieces from Magritte’s and Dali’s works, the exhibit pushes back the curtain to reveal what lies beyond the simple appearance of painted images. These two preeminent surrealists opened minds to an alternative view of the world, constantly challenging reality. Their works also employ several shared themes, which are explored throughout the exhibit.
Magritte paintings on display include Le Baiser (The Kiss, 1938), La Magie noire (Black Magic, 1945), L’Oiseau de ciel (Sky Bird, 1966), Dieu n’est pas un saint (God Is No Saint, ca. 1935-36).