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René Magritte

Born in: 1898

Belgium

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Biography

René François Ghislain Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian artist. His childhood was marked by the death of his mother, who killed herself, but also by his meeting of Georgette Berger during his teenage years, whom he later married and who became his only muse.

He moved to Brussels in 1915 and produced his first impressionist paintings. He started his studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels and discovered cubism and surrealism. He started working as designer in a wallpaper factory, and then as a freelance graphic designer. In Brussels he befriended Belgian surrealists such as Goemans and Nougé.

He moved to Paris in 1927, where he met some of the most prominent writers and artists associated with the surrealist movement: André Breton, Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, Paul Eluard, Joan Miró... Certain differences of opinion with the surrealist group drove him to return to Belgium, where he became the leader of the movement. His anxiety over the war that he felt was coming reinforced his attachment to the surrealist thinking, but also his political involvement.

René Magritte was interested in the difference between objects and their representation. His body of work explores the mysteries we perceive from various aspects of everyday life, using sometimes language, other times theatrical settings to display bizarre objects. He used familiar objects in his paintings, encouraging us to change our perception of the most common things, by bringing our subjectivity into the equation. 

His dreamlike style earned him worldwide recognition starting in the 1960s. His works have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Boijmans Van Beuninge Museum and the Centre Georges Pompidou.

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René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
Print

$3,036

René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Voix du Sang (The Voice of Blood), Print

René Magritte

La Voix du Sang (The Voice of Blood), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,629

René Magritte, Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word), Print

René Magritte

Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,512

René Magritte, Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values), Print

René Magritte

Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,747

René Magritte, La Cascade (The Waterfall), Print

René Magritte

La Cascade (The Waterfall), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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$1,512

René Magritte, La Folie des Grandeurs II (Megalomania), Print

René Magritte

La Folie des Grandeurs II (Megalomania), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
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$1,629

René Magritte, La Grande Famille (The Large Family), Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille (The Large Family), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,864

René Magritte, Le Maître d'École (The School Master), Print

René Magritte

Le Maître d'École (The School Master), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Château des Pyrénées (The Castle of the Pyrenees), Print

René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées (The Castle of the Pyrenees), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Magie Noire (Black Magic), Print

René Magritte

La Magie Noire (Black Magic), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre (The Sixteenth of September), Print

René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre (The Sixteenth of September), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, L'Entrée en scène (The Emergence), Print

René Magritte

L'Entrée en scène (The Emergence), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, La Page Blanche (The White Page), Print

René Magritte

La Page Blanche (The White Page), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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$1,747

René Magritte, Golconde (Golconda), Print

René Magritte

Golconde (Golconda), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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$1,864

René Magritte, Décalcomanie (Decalcomania), Print

René Magritte

Décalcomanie (Decalcomania), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition), Print

René Magritte

La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières (The Empire of Light), Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières (The Empire of Light), 2010
17.7 x 11.8 inch
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$692

René Magritte, Le Retour (The Return), Print

René Magritte

Le Retour (The Return), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,629

René Magritte, Le Séducteur (The Tempter), Print

René Magritte

Le Séducteur (The Tempter), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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$1,512

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Journey), Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Journey), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Le Pays des Miracles (The Land of Miracles), Print

René Magritte

Le Pays des Miracles (The Land of Miracles), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
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$1,512

René Magritte, La Race Blanche (The White Race), Print

René Magritte

La Race Blanche (The White Race), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
Print

$1,512

René Magritte, Le Domaine d'Arnheim (The Domain of Arnheim), Print

René Magritte

Le Domaine d'Arnheim (The Domain of Arnheim), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of the Argonne), Print

René Magritte

La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of the Argonne), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,512

René Magritte, Le Chef-d'Oeuvre ou les Mystères de l'Horizon, Print

René Magritte

Le Chef-d'Oeuvre ou les Mystères de l'Horizon, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Flèche de Zénon (Zeno's Arrow), Print

René Magritte

La Flèche de Zénon (Zeno's Arrow), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, L'Oiseau de Ciel (The Sky Bird), Print

René Magritte

L'Oiseau de Ciel (The Sky Bird), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Valse Hésitation (The Hesitation Waltz), Print

René Magritte

La Valse Hésitation (The Hesitation Waltz), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Le Grand Style (The Great Style), Print

René Magritte

Le Grand Style (The Great Style), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, La Peine Perdue (The Wasted Effort), Print

René Magritte

La Peine Perdue (The Wasted Effort), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather), Print

René Magritte

Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, La Durée Poignardée (Time Transfixed), Print

René Magritte

La Durée Poignardée (Time Transfixed), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Tombeau des Lutteurs (The Tomb of the Wrestlers), Print

René Magritte

Le Tombeau des Lutteurs (The Tomb of the Wrestlers), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, La Nuit de Pise (Night in Pisa), Print

René Magritte

La Nuit de Pise (Night in Pisa), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Les Amants (The Lovers), Print

René Magritte

Les Amants (The Lovers), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, L'Art de la Conversation (The Art of Conversation), Print

René Magritte

L'Art de la Conversation (The Art of Conversation), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Un peu de l'âme des bandits (A little of the outlaws' souls), Print

René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits (A little of the outlaws' souls), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Le Beau Monde (The Beautiful World), Print

René Magritte

Le Beau Monde (The Beautiful World), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Voyage), Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Voyage), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Schéhérazade (Sheherazade), Print

René Magritte

Schéhérazade (Sheherazade), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Blanc-Seing (The Blank Signature), Print

René Magritte

Le Blanc-Seing (The Blank Signature), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Victoire (The Victory), Print

René Magritte

La Victoire (The Victory), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Bouquet tout fait (The Ready-Made Bouquet), Print

René Magritte

Le Bouquet tout fait (The Ready-Made Bouquet), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
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$1,395

René Magritte, Ceci n'est pas une pomme (This is not an apple), Print

René Magritte

Ceci n'est pas une pomme (This is not an apple), 2010
23.6 x 17.7 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, Le Printemps (Spring), Print

René Magritte

Le Printemps (Spring), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,629

René Magritte, La Belle Captive (The Fair Captive), Print

René Magritte

La Belle Captive (The Fair Captive), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
Print

$1,512

René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières (The Empire of Light), Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières (The Empire of Light), 2010
17.7 x 23.6 inch
Print

$1,395

René Magritte, La Grande Famille (The Large Family), Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille (The Large Family), 2010
17.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, La Corde Sensible (Heartstring), Print

René Magritte

La Corde Sensible (Heartstring), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, La Trahison des Images (The Treachery of Images), Print

René Magritte

La Trahison des Images (The Treachery of Images), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, Le 16 septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le 16 septembre, 1968
10.8 x 8.9 inch
Print

$9,378

René Magritte, Poire et Rose, Print

René Magritte

Poire et Rose, 1969
11 x 8.9 inch
Print

$9,378

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Voyage), Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Voyage), 2010
17.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, Le Plagiat (Plagiary), Print

René Magritte

Le Plagiat (Plagiary), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, La Grande Guerre (The Great War), Print

René Magritte

La Grande Guerre (The Great War), 2010
17.7 x 11.8 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, Le Faux Miroir (The False Mirror), Print

René Magritte

Le Faux Miroir (The False Mirror), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of the Argonne), Print

René Magritte

La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of the Argonne), 2010
11.8 x 17.7 inch
Print

$692

René Magritte, Oreille-Cloche, Print

René Magritte

Oreille-Cloche, 1969
10 x 8.7 inch
Print

$9,378

René Magritte, L'arbre, Print

René Magritte

L'arbre, 1969
11 x 8.5 inch
Print

$9,378

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