Travel Notes: Magritte Museum

D-due | Travel Notes: Magritte Museum | ISSUE #3

We allow ourselves to be carried away by Magritte’s surrealism at the museum dedicated to his work in Brussels. The umbrellas, the bowler hats and the shapes of men observing the night find their way into the new D-due’s Fall-Winter 2016/17 collection.

Ordinary objects in unusual contexts which create witty and thought-provoking images. The work of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte is a challenge for the observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality. We had the chance to visit Magritte Museum in Brussels, where we got inspired by the constant play with reality and illusion proposed by this remarkable painter.

Housed in the neo-classical Hotel Altenloh, on the Place Royale, it is one of the constituent museums of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. It displays some 200 original Magritte paintings, drawings and sculptures, being the biggest archive of the artist anywhere.

“It is a union that suggests the essential mystery of the world. Art for me is not an end in itself, but a means of evoking that mystery”René Magritte on putting seemingly unrelated objects together in juxtaposition.

This mystery of the ordinary inspired us to create the new D-due collection for the new season, a journey into the world of dreams which firmly approaches the iconography of René Magritte paintings.

D-due | Magritte collection | ISSUE #3

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