Rene Magritte’s museum in Brussels has witty and thought-provoking surreal artworks. These challenge observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality and force viewers to become hypersensitive to their surroundings.
Few artworks that could be photographed:
“I’m pleased to have created an open space - a place where people can stroll around and learn something. The Foundation is a space open to the arts and to life. Its architecture, which we owe to Sert’s talents, is light and airy, ideal for viewing art and contemplating nature: a garden for everybody.”
- Joan Miro interviewed by Santiago Amon on 25th June 1978.
Earning international acclaim, his work has been interpreted as Surrealism, a sandbox for the subconscious mind, a re-creation of the childlike, and a manifestation of Catalan pride. In numerous interviews dating from the 1930s onwards, Miró expressed contempt for conventional painting methods as a way of supporting bourgeois society, and famously declared an “assassination of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
These installations convey different meanings from different positions. As one moves or changes point of view, elements combine to generate illusions.
In the museum-handbook, the painting of ‘Gala looking at the Sea’ consists a pix-elated portrait of President Lincoln at the bottom of the picture. If one steps back about 20 mtrs, it takes the form of a portrait of Lincoln, same as the pix-elated face of President Lincoln in the handbook and conveys a different meaning.