René Magritte

 

 

  Magritte René (1898-1967), was a Belgian surrealist painter. 

Realistic style

 Magritte painted in a precise, realistic style. But his pictures portray a strange dream world of solid objects floating in the air, birds and human beings made of stone, or small objects enlarged to fill an entire room. Many of Magritte's paintings include mysterious men in bowler hats. His work Golconda shows a pattern of these men suspended in the air. 

Cubism

 Magritte was born in Lessines, near Ath, and studied art in Brussels. His early works show the influence of cubism. Magritte's surrealist period began in 1922 after he saw a repreduction of a painting by the modern Italian artist Giorgio De Chirico.

Magritte's works of art

   § "Woman Bathing" 1925 oil on canvas Musée des Beaux-Arts Charleroi

    § "The Window" 1925 oil on canvas private collection Brussels

    § "Primevère" 1926 lithograph Galerie Isy Brachot Brussels

    § "Left Behind by the Shadow" 1926 oil on canvas Musée de Peinture et de Sculpture Grenoble

 

"Man's son"

"Golconda"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    § "The Difficult Crossing" 1926 oil on canvas Jean Krebs Collection Brussels

   § "The Man of the Sea" 1926 oil on canvas Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts Brussels

    § "The Forest"1926 oil on canvas Musée de l'art wallon Liège

    § "Attempting the Impossible" 1928 oil on canvas Galerie Isy Brachot Brussels

    § "The Human Condition" 1935 oil on canvas Simon Spierer Collection Geneva

    § "Clairvoyance -Self-Portrait" 1936 oil on canvas Galerie Isy Brachot Brussels

    § "Homesickness "1940 oil on canvas Galerie Isy Brachot Brussels

    § "The Return of the Flame" 1943 oil on canvas private collection

    § "The Forbidden Universe" 1943 oil on canvas Musée d'Art Moderne Liège

    § "The Good Omens" 1944 oil on canvas Berger-Hoyez collection Brussels

    § "The Sea of Flames" 1945-46 oil on canvas private collection

 

 

 

 

 

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