RENE MAGRITTE: THE BETRAYAL OF IMAGES The first overwhelming artistic
emotion René Magritte ever felt took place in 1924, when he came upon a reproduction of Giorgio de Chirico’s Love Song. And he described it is in these terms: “my eyes have seen the thought for the first time.” His further meeting with the Dada movement was another inspiration that Magritte never ceased to explore and express. The art of Magritte goes way beyond painting and sculpture, it is about showing the relationship between the object, its identification and representation. Each of his works has been previously thought, spiritually dissected and skillfully staged. The Pompidou Centre now hosts a major thematic retrospective of the Belgian artist’s work, from 18th September to 9th January 2017. In the 30’s, Magritte made another artistic encounter; that of Parisian surrealism. He met great figures of the time as André Breton, Paul Eluard, Max Ernst and Salvador Dali, to name a few. At the Hotel Meurice, where Dali remains one of the most irreplaceable hosts, many of those higly artistic meetings took place. Actually, the restaurant is now called after the Spanish artist and its astonishing decoration was signed by the equally famous Philippe Stark. Paris Lifestyle stongly recommends this delightful arti-culinary journey.