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Inspired by Magritte

Everyone knows his most famous painting « This is not a pipe » that represents… just that.

Born in 1898, Magritte is considered as the artist that announced the surrealist movement. Special feature on this artist who is recognized as the most important Belgium painter of the 20th century.

To Magritte, it is the painter's action on the object that is interesting. Painting is not a representation of reality but rather a representation of the artist's thoughts on the object. « The art of painting cannot really only limit itself to describing an idea that shows a certain ressemblance with the visible things the world offers us » he declared. Magritte excels in representing mental images and creating artworks that transform reality and throw off the audience. His paintings are never a mirror of the reality that surrounds us, it is the mirror of the reality he imagines within him.

In honor of the anniversary of his death, August 15, 1967, Artsper shares with you a selection of surrealist artists whose works and creative processes were greatly inspired by René Magritte.

You can also have a look at our René Magritte prints here

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Freddo Sacaro, Hommage à René, Andy et Léonard, Painting

Freddo Sacaro

Hommage à René, Andy et Léonard, 2016
29.5 x 29.5 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$9,101

Blancbec, Courant d'art, Painting

Blancbec

Courant d'art, 2017
63 x 47.2 inch
Painting

$6,067

David Cumps, Dans Alfons tout est bon, Painting

David Cumps

Dans Alfons tout est bon, 2017
47.2 x 39.4 x 1 inch
Painting

$2,427

Catherine Théry, On a volé la Pomme d'Adam_ Clin d'oeil à Magritte, Photography

Catherine Théry

On a volé la Pomme d'Adam_ Clin d'oeil à Magritte, 2015
45.3 x 29.5 inch
Photography

$3,398

Robert Combas, Bonjour Monsieur Magritte !, Painting

Robert Combas

Bonjour Monsieur Magritte !, 1990
50.4 x 36.2 inch
Painting

$38,832

Noir Artist, Hommage à Magritte, Print

Noir Artist

Hommage à Magritte, 2017
19.7 x 27.6 inch
Print

$364

Laurina Paperina, Pizza Magritte, Drawing

Laurina Paperina

Pizza Magritte, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Drawing

$1,638

Nobody, Magritte and The Soup, Painting

Nobody

Magritte and The Soup, 2017
11.8 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$291 $364

David Cumps, Le fils d'Alfons, Print

David Cumps

Le fils d'Alfons, 2016
27.6 x 19.7 x 0.8 inch
Print

$582

Enrique Etievan, Vitamine C, Painting

Enrique Etievan

Vitamine C, 2015
39.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$3,640

Jorge Camacho, Cenizas-6, Print

Jorge Camacho

Cenizas-6, 1974
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$121

Zdravko Derek, Capriccio, Painting

Zdravko Derek

Capriccio, 2015
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$2,427

Xu WeiHua, Parc du peuple, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Parc du peuple, 2012
39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,718

John Millei, Hat, Painting

John Millei

Hat, 2016
36 x 32 x 2 inch
Painting

$12,000

Chen Yidan, Dreamland, Photography

Chen Yidan

Dreamland, 2014
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,675

Jorge Camacho, Cenizas-1, Print

Jorge Camacho

Cenizas-1, 1974
29.9 x 22 inch
Print

$121

Chen Yidan, Lakeside - 6, Photography

Chen Yidan

Lakeside - 6, 2014
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,675

Joan Miró, 42, Rue Blomet, Print

Joan Miró

42, Rue Blomet, 1977
35.4 x 24.8 inch
Print

$11,043

Francis Lagneau, La tour de Babel, Painting

Francis Lagneau

La tour de Babel, 2015
27.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$4,126

Desmond Morris, The Aggrieved, Drawing

Desmond Morris

The Aggrieved, 2001
10.6 x 8.3 x 0.4 inch
Drawing

$716

Pierre Monestier, Le déclenchement, Painting

Pierre Monestier

Le déclenchement, 2013
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,578

Corneille, Soleil cou coupé III, Print

Corneille

Soleil cou coupé III, 2002
31.9 x 24 inch
Print

$1,153

Alexander Calder, Potpourri en Ciel, Print

Alexander Calder

Potpourri en Ciel, 1975
39 x 31 x 1 inch
Print

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Xu WeiHua, Table VIII, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Table VIII, 2012
11.8 x 9.4 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$849

Max Ernst, Sans titre 8, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 8, 1970
15.4 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
Sculpture

$6,067

Jean-Christophe Fischer, Les 3 flèches, Painting

Jean-Christophe Fischer

Les 3 flèches, 2016
39.4 x 31.9 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$5,825

Roberto Matta, New-View from the New Success Suite, Print

Roberto Matta

New-View from the New Success Suite, 1996
48 x 39 inch
Print

$16,000

Joan Miró, La Traca IIII, Print

Joan Miró

La Traca IIII, 1979
47 x 37 x 1 inch
Print

$22,500

Xu WeiHua, Le main de Maguerite, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Le main de Maguerite, 2012
19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$1,456

Chen Yidan, Lakeside - 1, Photography

Chen Yidan

Lakeside - 1, 2014
27.6 x 27.6 x 0.4 inch
Photography

$1,675