Thursday, 4 April 2013

Museum Magritte

Yesterday I took advantage of the free entrance that many museums in Brussels allow to their visitors in the afternoon of the first Wednesday of each month and went to visit the Magritte Museum (located in Place Royal, right in front of the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition).

The Happy Donor, 1966
It is a nice museum and you can see plenty of artwork from this famous Belgian surrealist artist. However, there were two turndowns for me there: the museum is very dark (the rooms where the artwork is almost only have the light that illuminates it) and several of René Magritte's most famous paintings are not there (if you go to the museum's shop, for instance, you will see lots of posters and postcards with artwork that is not displayed in the exhibition). These were my two favorite paintings that I saw there.

The Empire of Light, 1950-1954
Overall, I would suggest a visit in one of these free days, or, if you're under 25, you can get in for just 2€ and take a person with you for free.

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