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Tuesday, 5 July 2011

The Pleasure Principle

Went to see the Rene Magritte expo at Tate Liverpool last Saturday.
Thanks for getting me in as a guest Deena ....

What struck me about this exhibition is the breadth of Magrittes work.
Despite the copies and parody of his work in advertising etc I have always liked Magritte.
Exhibitions of this kind open up new insights into the artist you tend to only see in reproduction print or online.
Seeing paintings for "real" shifts our assumptions sometimes and more often when the planning and sketchbook work sits side by side the end result.
Of course all the famous / recognisable works are there in the main,  but also letters and notes showing how his ideas developed.
What was also good is that an ex student of mine bumped into me ....he had travelled over from the Wirral side of the Mersey and was inspired to come and see a favourite artist of his own...

A good  day


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