His paintings are instantly recognizable – most notably The Treachery of Images, his painting of a pipe with the caption “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” – yet it often comes as a surprise to learn that one of the world’s most famous surrealist artists spent his life in Brussels.
The Magritte Museum, part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, contains the largest collection of René Magritte works in the world. Magritte’s obsession with using ordinary objects in unusual contexts will leave you studying each painting’s false reality for hours, so allow plenty of time if you wish to explore all five floors.
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