May 23, 2009

Magritte Museum

If Roman and Celtic history museums are not your cuppa, Belgium is now also opening on 2 June in Brussels a museum dedicated to one of its most famous avantgarde painters, Rene Magritte.

I always loved his cloud pantings, one of which, a sky landscape framed as a dove, called L'Oiseau de Ciel, was commissioned by the Belgian national airline Sabena for use in its advertising and corporate apparel in the 1970s. It was auctioned off in 2003 after the airline went out of business in 2001.
Empire of Lights is another of my favourites.

Now there really is no excuse not to visit Belgium on your next trip to Europe. I bet you never thought of it as a destination anyway.

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