Raoul Ubac retrospective

With more than 120 works from public and private collections – both Belgian and European – this Liège retrospective brings together the various facets of Raoul Ubac's talent, from his first surrealism-inspired photographs to the last cut stone, which was unfinished at the time of the artist's death in 1985.
Photographs, drawings, oil paintings, gouaches and, of course, a number of cut slates chart the complex and noteworthy career of Ubac. Born in Cologne, raised in Malmedy and first recognised in Paris, Ubac remained attached to Belgium all his life. The presentation – which spans over 900 m2 – is an opportunity to discover the evolution of the artist, to discover the perfect coherence in a career that lasted over 50 years and to highlight the importance of the friendships that marked his life: Camille Bryen, André Breton, René Magritte, Paul Eluard, André Frénaud, etc.
This retrospective highlights the exceptional “Trutat donation” to the City of Liège. Jacqueline Trutat, and her deceased husband Alain Trutat, both of whom were close friends of the artist, donated 45 pieces to Liège, entrusting the city with promoting and presenting the work of Raoul Ubac.