From November 30, 2011 to January 15, 2012 – Albertina
In parallel to the Magritte exhibition the Kaplan Collection will be presented, uniting outstanding Graphic Art by the Surrealists Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí and many more important exponents of this art movement. These artists share a common devotion to the unreal and the fantastic. The Graphic Art presented in this exhibition will impressively illustrate how close the real and the unreal lie together in Surrealistic Art and will tempt the viewer to let his imagination run free.
“Surrealism was a revolutionary idea in the arts in the early 1900s and 1920s, and is still a powerful influence on contemporary art,” according to McMullen Museum Curator Alston Conley. “These prints trace the development of the main figures in the surrealist movement from 1919 to 1971.”
The exhibition features over 100 prints by the foremost artists of the Surrealist movement. Works by Rene Magritte, Joan Miro, Hans Bellmer, Yves Tanguy, Giorgio de Chirico, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso and Man Ray will be among those included in the exhibition.