An exceptional loan of masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou’s permanent collection, the museum that is considered to be the most important repository of 20th century art in Europe. The exhibition is curated by Didier Ottinger, deputy director of the Pompidou and one of the greatest experts in the world on Magritte, Picasso and Surrealism in general. Ottinger presents a survey of approximately 150 masterpieces ranging from paintings, sculptures, and drawings, to surrealist objects, collages, installations and art photographs. The selected pieces include works by René Magritte, Salvador Dalí, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Giorgio De Chirico, Alberto Giacometti, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy, Pablo Picasso and many others. All the works on display were created around 1929, the year that marks a turning point in the history of Surrealism. This is when the movement’s theorist André Breton and the poet Louis Aragon tried to sway the movement from its theoretical foundations.