"Magritte - The treachery of images" at the Centre Pompidou, Paris
Bringing together emblematic and other little-known works by Belgian artist René Magritte,
The exhibition offers a new reading of one of the major figures of modern art. Patterns are associated to his art (Curtains, Shades, Words, Flames, Fragmented bodies …) that the painter puts together and reconstructs over his work. The event replaces each of these patterns in the context of a story of invention of painting, commissioning philosophical question of our representations: the curtains, the ancient quarrel between realism that took the form of a contest between Zeuxis and Parrhasios. With words, the biblical story of the worship of the golden calf that confronts the written law and pagan images. Flames and confined spaces, the allegory of Plato’s cave. The shades, the story of the invention of painting recounted by Pliny the Elder.
Until the 23rd of January 2017. www.centrepompidou.fr