Saturday, January 06, 2007

Feed the Muse: Rene Magritte

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I had a chance to visit the Rene Magritte exhibit at LACMA recently. I found the experience uplifting. I was not a fan of Magritte's work, but then again, I was not really aware of it either. I must recommend the show. I experienced a wide range of imagery which prompted me to re-evaluate my own artistic endeavors.

The show runs through April - Read about it below.

NOTHING WILL QUITE PREPARE YOU for the setting of LACMA's astonishing new show featuring the works of RenĂ© Magritte and thirty-one contemporary artists. As Suzanne Muchnic wrote in the Nov. 12 Los Angeles Times, “John Baldessari, a pioneering conceptualist represented in the show, has designed an installation intended to turn the galleries—and visitors' experience—upside down.

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1 comment:

The Exterminator said...

Too bad Magritte never painted a crucifix with the warning: "Ceci n'est pas un dieu."

That might have also been an appropriate caption to run under the photo of Jacksonville's new Jesus tree. (See my Jan. 5 post at No More Hornets).