Time Transfixed

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926—1938 focuses on René Magritte’s breakthrough Surrealist years, peeling back the layers of this inventive and experimental period in the artist’s career to reveal the development of the themes and motifs that make his art so unforgettable. Each of Magritte’s enigmatic works encourages viewers to think and search deeply, and in the case of the Art Institute’s iconic Time Transfixed, that kind of probing investigation revealed surprising twists and turns in the making of painting. Scroll down to see and hear the story of Time Transfixed unwind in four parts.

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