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February 1, 2023

Yves Saint Laurent and Magritte, at MNAR

Visual art lovers, as well as fashion design fans may visit the Auditorium Hall of the National Art Museum of Romania (MNAR), the exhibition “Homage to Yves Saint Laurent,” opened until July 26.

Commemorating a year since the passing away of this great fashion artist, in collaboration with the Pierre Berge – Yves Saint Laurent Foundation, the French Embassy to Romania and the French Institute in Bucharest, the exhibition includes three design creations, posters and sketches. The collection, presented in 1981 in Paris and inspired by Matisse’s painting “La blouse roumaine,” represents the nucleus of this exhibition, and proves the importance of the dialogue of tradition and modernity, of art and fashion, in the creation of Yves Saint Laurent. The works authored by Yves Saint Laurent are attributed a historical value, and were already exhibited in great art museums such as the one in San Francisco. MNAR also invites the audience to visit the Kretzulescu Halls, in order to discover the artistic universe of the great Magritte. Entitled “The Loyalty of Images: Rene Magritte and Photography,” the exhibition includes 59 photographs made by the Surrealist painter Rene Magritte during 1925 – 1955. The subjects of the photographs are mostly the family and friends, including writers Louis Scutenaire, Marcel Marien, Paul Colinet, Irene Hamoir and, obviously, his wife Georgette Magritte and his brother Paul.

The exhibition was organized in partnership with the Wallonie – Brussels Delegation to Bucharest and is part of the Bilateral Collaboration Agreement of Romania and the Wallonie – Brussels French Community for 2008 – 2010.

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