Forgive me for the inside art history joke of a title, but I wanted to share some pictures with you from the new Magritte Museum in Brussels, officially opening tomorrow, June 2nd, 2009.
These images are from illustrator Dave McKean's Twitter page yesterday, live from a special preview opening.
Magritte has always been my favorite Surrealist painter because his humor acts to make his ideas more humanist than psychotic. And something about that humor is just contagious. Whether it's played with in a popular movie or imaginatively used to cover up the renovation prior to the museum opening.
The fact that he started out as a wallpaper designer and commercial artist only adds to my affection.