February 5, 2017- June 5, 2017
MAGRITTE. THE TREACHERY OF IMAGES
René Magritte, the magician of enigmatic images, is one of the key figures of the art of the 20th century. The SCHIRN is devoting a solo show to the great Belgian surrealist that highlights his relationship to the philosophy of his day. Magritte did not see himself as an artist, but rather as a thinking person, who conveyed his thoughts through painting. His entire life he sought to find a form of expression equal to that of language. His curiosity and affinity with great contemporary philosophers such as Michael Foucault resulted in a remarkable oeuvre, which is shown in a new light through over 70 works.
Venue: SCHIRN gallery, Römerberg, 60311 Frankfurt
Open: Thueday, Friday-Sunday 10 am – 7 pm
Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 10 pm
October 6, 2016–February 5, 2017
A rare exhibition of Picasso portraits goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery
Picasso’s portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers and reveals his creative processes as he moved freely between drawing from life, humorous caricature and expressive painting from memory.
On display will be portraits from all periods of Picasso’s career and in all media, from the realist paintings of his boyhood to his later ultra-spontaneous canvases. The works on show will range from celebrated masterpieces loaned by international institutions to works in private collections being shown in the United Kingdom for the first time.
Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London
Open: Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Thursdays and Fridays until 21.00