RENÉ MAGRITTE (OR: THE RULE OF METAPHOR)

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Belgian Surrealist René Magritte is celebrated at Luxembourg & Dayan gallery in Mayfair. The exhibition which runs until 12 May 2018 explores the visual progress the painter achieved between 1927 and 1930, an era qualified as a Magritte apogee by some critics. This brilliant and intimate exhibition juxtaposes museum works with paintings from private collections, often for sale.

Highlights include Le parfum de l’abîme, 1928, a painting praised by writer and poet André Breton due to the similarities he saw with Spanish painter Miró. The peach-coloured walls of the gallery create an immersive environment genuinely enveloping the artworks. “Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” said Magritte and several works on view explore the key notion of mystery in Magritte’s oeuvre.