What René Magritte did when Surrealism was trumped by ‘Nazi idiots’

Seasickness (1948) is a work from Magritte's Vache period

The Fifth Season, a survey of late works from 1943-67 by René Magritte at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA), begins with paintings many will not recognise as being by the Belgian artist at all. The curator Caitlin Haskell calls it an act of “artistic ventriloquism” that came out of the artist living through “strange times”—not dissimilar to our own.

Haskell’s idea for the show began with one of SFMoMA’s most prized holdings, Magritte’s “great late painting” Personal Values (1952), acquired 20 years ago. “What’s the story that you have to tell to

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