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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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In time for Christmas
Enrique Etievan, Vitamine C, Painting

Enrique Etievan

Vitamine C, 2015
100 x 73 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 000

In time for Christmas
Jorge Camacho, Cenizas-6, Print

Jorge Camacho

Cenizas-6, 1974
76 x 56 cm
Print

€100

Zdravko Derek, Capriccio, Painting

Zdravko Derek

Capriccio, 2015
60 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 000

René Magritte, La Race Blanche, Print

René Magritte

La Race Blanche, 2003
80 x 60 cm
Print

€1 500

Xu WeiHua, Parc du peuple, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Parc du peuple, 2012
100 x 120 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 888

In time for Christmas
John Millei, Hat, Painting

John Millei

Hat, 2016
91.4 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm
Painting

€10 164

In time for Christmas
Dominique Mulhem, Paris Golkonda, 1/8, Print

Dominique Mulhem

Paris Golkonda, 1/8, 2014
25 x 20 x 4 cm
Print

€1 800

René Magritte, Le Beau Monde, Print

René Magritte

Le Beau Monde, 2003
80 x 60 cm
Print

€1 500

In time for Christmas
Salvador Dali, Retrospective II: Birth of Venus (Torso), Print

Salvador Dali

Retrospective II: Birth of Venus (Torso), 1979
76 x 56 cm
Print

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Chen Yidan, Dreamland, Photography

Chen Yidan

Dreamland, 2014
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 380

In time for Christmas
Jorge Camacho, Cenizas-1, Print

Jorge Camacho

Cenizas-1, 1974
76 x 56 cm
Print

€100

Chen Yidan, Lakeside - 6, Photography

Chen Yidan

Lakeside - 6, 2014
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 380

Joan Miró, 42, Rue Blomet, Print

Joan Miró

42, Rue Blomet, 1977
90 x 63 cm
Print

€9 100

In time for Christmas
Francis Lagneau, La tour de Babel, Painting

Francis Lagneau

La tour de Babel, 2015
70 x 90 x 2 cm
Painting

€3 400

In time for Christmas
Desmond Morris, The Aggrieved, Drawing

Desmond Morris

The Aggrieved, 2001
27 x 21 x 1 cm
Drawing

€590

Eric Pottier, Anna noir, Sculpture

Eric Pottier

Anna noir, 2015
20 x 8 x 8 cm
Sculpture

€500

Pierre Monestier, Le déclenchement, Painting

Pierre Monestier

Le déclenchement, 2013
45 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€1 300

Bruno Mallart, Dans le ciel du Hurepoix, Print

Bruno Mallart

Dans le ciel du Hurepoix, 2012
83 x 124 x 5 cm
Print

€3 000

In time for Christmas
Rafal Olbinski, Tales of Love (Umbrella), Print

Rafal Olbinski

Tales of Love (Umbrella), 2016
80 x 65 x 3 cm
Print

€750

In time for Christmas
Corneille, Soleil cou coupé III, Print

Corneille

Soleil cou coupé III, 2002
81 x 61 cm
Print

€950

Alexander Calder, Potpourri en Ciel, Print

Alexander Calder

Potpourri en Ciel, 1975
99.1 x 78.7 x 2.5 cm
Print

€5 082

Xu WeiHua, Table VIII, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Table VIII, 2012
30 x 24 x 2 cm
Painting

€700

Tof Vanmarque, Rixes sexuées..., Painting

Tof Vanmarque

Rixes sexuées..., 2012
92 x 73 x 4 cm
Painting

€2 500

Stavri Kalinov, A Life Patchwork, Painting

Stavri Kalinov

A Life Patchwork, 2016
125 x 125 x 3 cm
Painting

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Max Ernst, Sans titre 8, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 8, 1970
39 x 27 x 2 cm
Sculpture

€5 000

In time for Christmas
Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska, A Gift, Print

Joanna Wiszniewska Domanska

A Gift, 2010
11 x 15 x 2 cm
Print

€150

In time for Christmas
Jean-Christophe Fischer, Les 3 flèches, Painting

Jean-Christophe Fischer

Les 3 flèches, 2016
100 x 81 x 2 cm
Painting

€2 500

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

Roberto Matta

New-View from the New Success Suite, 1996
121.9 x 99.1 cm
Print

€13 552

Joan Miró, La Traca IIII, Print

Joan Miró

La Traca IIII, 1979
119.4 x 94 x 2.5 cm
Print

€19 058

In time for Christmas
Pierre Monestier, Untitled, Painting

Pierre Monestier

Untitled, 2015
130 x 195 x 4 cm
Painting

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In time for Christmas
Pierre Alechinsky, Sans l'écorce A, Print

Pierre Alechinsky

Sans l'écorce A, 1990
78 x 112 x 1 cm
Print

€1 850

Xu WeiHua, Le main de Maguerite, Painting

Xu WeiHua

Le main de Maguerite, 2012
50 x 60 x 2 cm
Painting

€1 200

Chen Yidan, Lakeside - 1, Photography

Chen Yidan

Lakeside - 1, 2014
70 x 70 x 1 cm
Photography

€1 380