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Charleroi : René Magritte : The images revealed


The discovery of René Magritte’s photographs in the 1970s, ten years after the painter’s death, shed new light on his creative process and the close links he maintained with the “mechanical image”, whether it be photographic or cinematographic. Other images have since appeared, from the albums of his relatives, which complement the study of painting-photography relationships in René Magritte’s work, but also the influence of cinema, an art of which Magritte was, as much as popular literature, very fond. Composed of 131 original photographs, most of them created by René Magritte, and a chapter featuring his amateur films staging with his accomplices, the exhibition “René Magritte. The images revealed “questions Magritte’s relationship to the mechanical image by drawing links with his work, revealing also an intimate Magritte. Designed from three large private collections, made up of enthusiasts who have acquired photos over the years, from the collection of the Museum of Photography and the J. Nonkels Fund deposited there, the exhibition tells the painter as much as the user of photography. It includes Magritte’s family album with his childhood photos, his...

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