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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 a 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 Beuningen Museum, and the Centre Georges Pompidou.


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Design, Décalcomanie, 1966, René Magritte

Décalcomanie, 1966

René Magritte

Design - 45 x 60 cm Design - 17.7 x 23.6 inch

£714

Print, La leçon de musique, René Magritte

La leçon de musique

René Magritte

Print - 14.8 x 10 x 0.1 cm Print - 5.8 x 3.9 x 0 inch

£3,933

Sculpture, Les menottes de cuivre, René Magritte

Les menottes de cuivre

René Magritte

Sculpture - 49 x 16 x 13 cm Sculpture - 19.3 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch

£17,431

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

Le Chef-d'Oeuvre ou les Mystères de l'Horizon

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£670

Print, Les valeurs personnelles, René Magritte

Les valeurs personnelles

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.1 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0 inch

£1,251

Print, La Voix des Airs, René Magritte

La Voix des Airs

René Magritte

Print - 47.5 x 35.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.7 x 14 x 0 inch

£626

Print, La bataille de l'Argonne, René Magritte

La bataille de l'Argonne

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£626

Print, La Belle Captive, René Magritte

La Belle Captive

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,153

Print, Le Printemps, René Magritte

Le Printemps

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,243

Print, Le Dernier Cri, René Magritte

Le Dernier Cri

René Magritte

Print - 78 x 58 x 0.2 cm Print - 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch

£1,153

Print, Le Retour, René Magritte

Le Retour

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.2 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

£1,243

Design, La valse hesitation, 1950, René Magritte

La valse hesitation, 1950

René Magritte

Design - 45 x 60 cm Design - 17.7 x 23.6 inch

£714

Print, La bataille de l'Argonne, René Magritte

La bataille de l'Argonne

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.1 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0 inch

£1,162

Print, Les Amants, René Magritte

Les Amants

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le bouquet tout fait, René Magritte

Le bouquet tout fait

René Magritte

Print - 78 x 58 x 0.1 cm Print - 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch

£1,144

Print, La Durée Poignardée, René Magritte

La Durée Poignardée

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.3 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le Beau Monde, René Magritte

Le Beau Monde

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.3 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le bouquet tout fait, René Magritte

Le bouquet tout fait

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.2 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, La Corde Sensible, René Magritte

La Corde Sensible

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le Fils de l'Homme, René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£1,251

Print, La Grande Guerre, René Magritte

La Grande Guerre

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, L'Art de la Conversation, René Magritte

L'Art de la Conversation

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626 £563

Print, La Bataille de l'Argonne, René Magritte

La Bataille de l'Argonne

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le Grand Style, René Magritte

Le Grand Style

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.3 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Souvenir de Voyage, René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.3 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, La Flèche de Zénon, René Magritte

La Flèche de Zénon

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, L'oiseau de ciel, René Magritte

L'oiseau de ciel

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£697

Print, Ceci n'est pas une pomme, René Magritte

Ceci n'est pas une pomme

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, Le Blanc-Seing, René Magritte

Le Blanc-Seing

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£760

Print, Golconde, René Magritte

Golconde

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£760

Print, Le Seize Septembre, René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, La Trahison des Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), René Magritte

La Trahison des Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe)

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£626

Print, L'Empire des Lumières, René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£1,341

Print, Le Château des Pyrénées, René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£670

Print, La Page Blanche, René Magritte

La Page Blanche

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£626

Design, Le Retour (d'après René Magritte), René Magritte

Le Retour (d'après René Magritte)

René Magritte

Design - 80.5 x 61.5 x 1.2 cm Design - 31.7 x 24.2 x 0.5 inch

£536

Print, La Grande Famille, René Magritte

La Grande Famille

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, La Clé des Songes, René Magritte

La Clé des Songes

René Magritte

Print - 75.5 x 56 x 0.1 cm Print - 29.7 x 22 x 0 inch

£1,520

Print, La nuit de Pise, René Magritte

La nuit de Pise

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£626

Print, Le maître d'école, René Magritte

Le maître d'école

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£670

Print, Le Domaine d'Arnheim, René Magritte

Le Domaine d'Arnheim

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, Shéhérazade, René Magritte

Shéhérazade

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£581

Print, Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, René Magritte

Le Tombeau des Lutteurs

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£626

Print, Un peu de l'âme des bandits, René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, La Peine Perdue, René Magritte

La Peine Perdue

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

£626

Print, L'empire des Lumières, René Magritte

L'empire des Lumières

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£581

Print, L'art de la conversation, René Magritte

L'art de la conversation

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.1 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch

£670

Sculpture, Un peu de l'âme des bandits, René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits

René Magritte

Sculpture - 61 x 27 x 21 cm Sculpture - 24 x 10.6 x 8.3 inch

£16,984

Design, Le Château des Pyrénées (d'après René Magritte), René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées (d'après René Magritte)

René Magritte

Design - 80.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 cm Design - 31.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inch

£223

Print, Le Masque Vide, René Magritte

Le Masque Vide

René Magritte

Print - 80 x 102 x 0.1 cm Print - 31.5 x 40.2 x 0 inch

£2,056

Print, La Race Blanche, René Magritte

La Race Blanche

René Magritte

Print - 78 x 58 x 0.2 cm Print - 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch

£1,153

Print, Le Temps Menaçant, René Magritte

Le Temps Menaçant

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

£626

Print, Le pays des miracles, René Magritte

Le pays des miracles

René Magritte

Print - 78 x 58 x 0.1 cm Print - 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch

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Print, La Cascade, René Magritte

La Cascade

René Magritte

Print - 58 x 78 x 0.3 cm Print - 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La grande guerre, René Magritte

La grande guerre

René Magritte

Print - 78 x 58 x 0.1 cm Print - 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch

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Print, Golconde, René Magritte

Golconde

René Magritte

Print - 45 x 60 x 0.3 cm Print - 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch

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Print, La Victoire, René Magritte

La Victoire

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.1 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch

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Sculpture, Tête bleue, René Magritte

Tête bleue

René Magritte

Sculpture - 45 x 25 x 20 cm Sculpture - 17.7 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch

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Print, Untitled, René Magritte

Untitled

René Magritte

Print - 16 x 12.9 x 0.1 cm Print - 6.3 x 5.1 x 0 inch

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Print, La Grande Famille, René Magritte

La Grande Famille

René Magritte

Print - 60 x 45 x 0.3 cm Print - 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch

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What is René Magritte’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, Contemporary Still Life, Magic Realism, Avant-garde artists

When was René Magritte born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1898