The Ralli Museums in Caesarea (Israel) are part of five Ralli Museums in the world, an institution founded by Harry Recanati. The main aim of the museums is to disseminate contemporary Latin American art. When appreciating Latin American surrealism, the folkloric motifs and the figurative emphasis, one can grasp the importance of these great works of contemporary art. The museums were dedicated to the memory of the Jews expelled from Spain and Portugal during the Inquisition and of the Jewish community of Thessaloniki, which was almost completely exterminated in the Holocaust.
A new and temporary exhibition by the renowned Belgian artist Rene Magritte. 24 lithographs of his special work.
Viewing René Magritte’s (1898–1967) works, one can easily identify his particular style. His imagery, namely the faceless man with his bowl hat; the variety of curtains and nightgowns; the apple; the scenery embedded in the landscape; the gigantic eye that is a sort of celestial aquarium; the locomotive emerging out of a fireplace enveloping it with smoke – all these images have long ago become cultural icons and since the 50’s of the 20th century, turned into a widespreading cultural industry and have been easily stenciled, duplicated, and incorporated on all sorts of magnets and posters, kitchen towels, office walls, book bindings and souvenirs – alongside The Mona Lisa, Van Gogh’s sunflowers and Vermeer’s milkmaid.