This exhibition focuses on the latter half of Magritte's career, from approximately 1943 to 1967, a period of remarkable artistic transformation and revitalization. Featuring more than 50 oil paintings and a dozen gouaches, the exhibition will reveal Magritte as an artist attuned to the paradoxes within reality, who subverted our expectations of the world around us. The subtitle "The Fifth Season"--taken from one of Magritte's paintings made during the war years--evokes an alternative reality both within and outside the accepted conventions of time and space.
Every opportunity to see Magritte's work has been extraordinary for the revelation of details lost in reproductions; "The Fifth Season" promises nothing less. This highly anticipated exhibition features more than 20 works on view for the first time in a U.S. museum and centers around an unusual body of work that signified a great departure from his widely recognized style. Must see.