Artist René Magritte (1898-1967) was arguably the most significant Belgian player in the early 20th-century movement of Surrealism. His remarkable technical finesse combined with his unusual compositions to create imagery that encouraged contemplation of the role of imagery in the modern world. In homage to this legacy, The Magritte Museum was established in 2009 in Brussels, not far from Magritte’s hometown of Lessines.

The Magritte Museum, Brussels, now available on Musebooks, represents the most up-to-date guide to the museum’s collections. Published to coincide with the museum’s fifth anniversary, the volume offers a captivating survey of the museum’s most significant works while also weaving elements of the artist’s biography and psychology into the text. Those who dive in to this volume with find fresh insights into the artist’s career and perhaps will even be inspired to pay a visit to Brussels