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René Magritte became a painter in 1916, almost a century ago. His work was completed in 1967, almost half a century ago. About 50 years of creativity generated 1100 paintings, 600 watercolors and collages of a high, genius level.
New Magritte will be no more. But there are quite a few missing, even permanently destroyed. It is a part of his work that we could in fact never see anymore.

However, after years of creative research 'in the spirit of Magritte', we can let you enjoy these lost masterpieces. A total of 21 paintings, 3 gouaches and 3 objects. Some works are lost for more than 70 years. And we can assume that only a few hundred of people have ever seen those works of art.

The lost Magrittes almost invariably turned out to be works of high quality, as well by the thematic which Magritte does not repeat elsewhere, as by the fact that some works seem to be an essential link in his oeuvre. The series of disappeared Magrittes spans also, coincidentally, the whole career of Magritte as an artist, from his abstract period up to his last paintings.

The last time art lovers saw new Magrittes was in the winter of 1967 in Paris. It is now almost half a century ago. This exhibition offers the opportunity to have a similar experience. For the first and perhaps the last time, it is now possible to admire 'new' Magrittes, 27 in total. Virtually everything Magritte ever conjured out of his hands is now back among us. May new disappearances be spared.

Welcome to this sensational exhibition.

In addition to the exhibition we present the new catalogue of the museumcollection: ‘Redécouverte du Surréalisme’, 160p., a co-edition Musée René Magritte/Pandora, 2014.

AGENDA. The René Magritte Museum presents:

Following its succes the exhibition on 'The Lost Magrittes' can still be discovered!


The weekend is devoted to the destroyed works of Magritte.

Free English guided tour during the weekends at 15:00, included in the entrance ticket.


#100 Masters


is an initiative of the Brussels Museums Council in collaboration with the museums of Brussels.
From 18/05/2016 to 27/08/2016, they will join forces to promote the permanent collections of Brussels’ museums.

Over 100 daysour masterpieces will be in the spotlight, via:


- Guided tour in Italian:

La Casa-Museo Magritte apre le sue porte ai visitatori Italiani proponendo delle speciali visite guidate in lingua italiana.
La Casa-Museo Magritte, situata in rue Esseghem 135 a Jette, è il luogo in cui René Magritte ha vissuto con sua moglie Georgette per 24 anni, creando un legame indissolubile tra creazioni artistiche e vita privata.
Nella mattinata del 2 giugno avrete la possibilità di immergervi nell'atmosfera che ha ispirato il maestro del surrealismo e tracciarne il percorso artistico fra gli oggetti che lo hanno accompagnato nell'ideazione del suo linguaggio creativo.

Se siete interessati a seguire la nostra guida italiana sulle orme di René Magritte, non esitate a contattarci!
Sarà un interessante occasione di approfondimento sulla vita dell'artista, ma anche su un angolo nascosto della città, a completamento delle più classiche visite di Bruxelles.


Sono previste due visite durante la mattinata: la prima alle ore 10:15 e la seconda alle 11:15.
La visita avrà una durata di 45 minuti per un costo di 9 euro a persona. La prenotazione è obbligatoria.
Per riservare potete contattare il museo al seguente indirizzo di posta elettronica oppure telefonare al numero 0032 (0) 2 428 26 26. 


- Family trail:

For kids who want to discover the museum on their own rythm.

Solve the riddles hidden in the home of the great painter René Magritte!

Magritte hides, melts and adds objects together to create extraordinary images. Unravel the mysteries on René Magritte's life through the museum, and learn to know the painter better ...

tel : 0032 2 428 26 26

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