musée magritte• 9 comments •
Magritte's work is pretty renowned. We both really like 'The Treachery of Images', which we were fortunate enough to see at the LACMA (we snapped a blurry photo, but you can see proper images of it with a simple google search).
While his really famous pieces are in other museums around the world, the museum displays a couple of the "hits" in addition to some lesser known pieces which gave us insight into his entire body of artwork.
After visiting several schlocky "museums" in Cairo, it was refreshing to visit a gallery that appreciated the art enough to showcase it properly. Despite the fact that the exhibits weren't in English, they were very engaging. There was no photography allowed in the museum, so all of these images were taken in the lobby.
Even if you're not a fan of René Magritte, if you're in the area, it's definitely worth checking out. Also, the gift store was similar to that of the large museum stores you'd find in NYC or LA - sometimes the shops are just as fun to visit as the museum itself.