Tag Archives: Surrealism

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Looking at Art

Magritte’s Grand Illusions

The curator of “Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938,” opening September 28 at MoMA, explores how three photographs of the Belgian Surrealist provide insights into his wry humor and painting techniques Read More

Younger scholars are intrigued by the mix of atomic-age physics and Catholic doctrine in paintings like The Madonna of Port Lligat (first version), 1949. PATRICK AND BEATRICE HAGGERTY MUSEUM OF ART, MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY, MILWAUKEE, GIFT OF MR. AND MRS. IRA HAUPT
Profiles

The Great Late Salvador Dalí

Dalí’s production after his Surrealist phase, once dismissed by scholars as banal kitsch, is now being celebrated for being so ahead of its time it looks as though it could have been made yesterday. Read More

Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
Features

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More