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The Treachery of Images of René Magritte

René Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist often called the father of Pop art which he hated. He described his paintings as "visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, 'What does that mean?'. It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable".
As David Sylvester has pointed out, Magritte is "the world's most popular provider of images for the covers of paperback books, fiction and non- fiction alike". (independent.co.uk)

René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtThe Flavour of Tears


Interesting: during 1947–48 Magritte supported himself through the production of fake Picassos, Braques and Chiricos — a fraudulent repertoire he was later to expand into the printing of forged banknotes during the lean postwar period.

René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtLe Retour de Flamme (The Return of Flame)



René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtThe Rape

René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtCompanions of Fear


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtSea Of Flames


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtAttempting the Impossible






René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtGonconda



René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtThe Lovers



René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtCollective Invention


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtThe Unexpected Answer


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtCarte Blanche


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtL'Introuvable


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtDelusions of Grandeur


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtGoogle’s homage to René Magritte on his 110th birthday. A combination of Golconda, The Son of Man, and his cloud motif.


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtRene Magritte


René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist, Modern art, oil painting, Surrealism in ArtThe Son of Man





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