Tate Liverpool Announces René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle

0
322

LIVERPOOL.- Belgian Surrealist René Magritte (1898-1967) is one of the most important and revered artists of the 20th century. A major new exhibition presented by Tate Liverpool in summer 2011 will reveal the inspiration behind the artist’s unique style, highlighting how his practice continues to influence later generations of artists, resonating beyond Surrealism to inform the language of pop and conceptual art. Described as a ‘creator of images,’ Magritte once stated that there is “very little difference between seeing a work in reproduction and looking at the real thing.” Taking a thematic rather than chronological approach, René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle, will explore this notion and consider the compositional and conceptual strategies used by the artist throughout his long career. Major paintings from across the world will be featured alongside drawings, collages, examples of his commercial w