Brussels is revelling more than ever in its reputation as a surrealist city. It has succeeded in embodying the influence of one of the most astonishing artistic movements of the 20th century: surrealism. This movement was carried by iconic figures such as René Magritte, Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Mariën or again the musician André Souris. Discover the Brussels of your wildest dreams!
This museum stands right in the centre of Brussels, on Place Royale, and exhibits for public viewing the surrealist artist's creations belonging to Belgium's Royal Museums of Fine Arts...
René Magritte est devenu peintre en 1916, voilà près d’un siècle. Son œuvre fut achevée en 1967, il y a presque un demi-siècle. Ce demi-siècle de créativité a généré environ 1100 peintures et 600 gouaches et collages d’un niveau élevé, génial.
The René Magritte museum is installed in the house where the famous surrealist painter lived for twenty-four years. Thisliving environment, recreated with authentic furniture, inspired Magritte in his work.
Surrealism is an artistic movement born in the concrete context of the aftermath of the First World War. The war symbolised the failure of two ideals that had marked the societal debate before 1914: internationalism and positivism.
Every self-respecting Brussels resident has surrealism in the blood; s/he can cheerfully revel in derision and the paradox. After all, isn’t the city’s greatest character, a little chap 50 cm tall that pees at the corner of a street? We invite you to discover Brussels where originality stands out without restraint!