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From 1926 onwards the role played by Sélection was gradually taken over by the gallery Le Centaure and the magazine of the same name. The circle promoted Flemish Expressionism as well as focusing on the Surrealism of Frits Van den Berghe, Max Ernst, René Magritte and Hans Arp. However, it was mainly Variétés magazine, founded by Paul-Gustave Van Hecke, that provided a forum for the new surrealist art movement. The magazine presents itself as a collage of the modern forms of expression of the 1920s: art, literature, music and theatre, publicity, photography, ethnic art, film and fashion. Unlike other Belgian modernist magazines, Variétés also published avant-garde photography.