The Treachery of Images: Magritte at the Pompidou Paris


Apples, bowler hats, umbrellas, and a famous non-pipe. The comprehensive retrospective of René Magritte’s work at the Centre Pompidou not only immerses us into his puzzling visual code but also into the mind of Magritte the philosopher.
“Magritte engaged in a sort of theoretical battle with philosophers,” said Didier Ottinger, curator of the exhibition, “to prove that pictures can portray thoughts on the same level as words could.”

The exhibition opens with Magritte’s research on ‘problems’, which mark a turning point …read on

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