UK Museum and Gallery professionals working with European Paintings pre-1900 are invited to join us for our next Study Day on Thursday 27 June, hosted by Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, on the occasion of their exhibition An extraordinary discovery: Magritte – The Lost Painting (closing 30 June 2019).
Situated in the heart of Norwich, the castle is home to an outstanding and varied collection of archaeology, natural history, fine, decorative and contemporary art. Housing the world’s largest public collection of art by the Norwich School of Artists and notable works by Alfred Munnings, John Arnseby Brown and Edward Seago.
An extraordinary discovery: Magritte – The Lost Painting is an exhibition that looks at a remarkable art world event from 2016 – the discovery of a piece of a missing painting by the famous Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte beneath another of his works, ‘La Condition humaine’, which is in the collection at Norwich Castle.
The discovery of a quarter of the once lost painting ‘La Pose enchantée’, known only by an old black and white photograph, follows the discovery of two other quarters found beneath works at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm.
Reproductions of the works from MoMA and Moderna Museet, x-rays of ‘La Condition humaine’ showing the hidden quarter of painting, as well as the painting itself are on display, allowing one to explore a captivating narrative most recently concluded by the discovery of the final piece at the Magritte Museum in Brussels.
The SSN Study Day will provide an opportunity to visit the exhibition with Curator Giorgia Bottinelli and Conservator Alice Tavares da Silva. In addition, it will be a fantastic chance to learn about the relaunch of our research grants and listen to experts from Art Fund, The Bowes Museum, Compton Verney and The National Gallery.
For further details please refer to the programme here