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Belgium celebrates ’year of Magritte’ with art exhibits

Update: May, 18/2017 - 12:00
A visitor looks an artwork by Rene Magritte at the Magritte Museum in Brussels, ahead of a series of exhibitions and events to mark the 50th anniversary of the artist’s death. — AFP Photo
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BRUSSELS — Belgium kicked off a year of Magritte on Wednesday, marking the 50th anniversary of the Surrealist artist Rene Magritte’s death with a series of events, including a major art exhibit in Brussels.

Homage to the artist will however not be limited to the Magritte Museum, which counts 300,000 visiters a year.

In September, some of the artist’s most iconic works including The Lovers -- featuring a man and a woman kissing, their faces draped in cloth -- and his self-portrait The Son of Man, will be displayed in the Belgian capital’s futuristic Atomium building.

Born in 1898 in the western town of Lessines in French-speaking Belgium, Magritte was a major figure of the Surrealism movement. He died in 1967. AFP

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