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René Magritte

Belgium Born in: 1898 Bestsellers Masterpieces

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

René Magritte

Ceci n'est pas une pipe, 1929
30 x 45 cm
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$866

René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme, Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte

Golconde, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

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Untitled, 1968
16 x 12.9 x 0.1 cm
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$5,336

René Magritte, Le Blanc-Seing, Print

René Magritte

Le Blanc-Seing, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$1,008

René Magritte, La Victoire, Print

René Magritte

La Victoire, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Flèche de Zénon, Print

René Magritte

La Flèche de Zénon, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$1,008

René Magritte, Le Grand Style, Print

René Magritte

Le Grand Style, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Page Blanche, Print

René Magritte

La Page Blanche, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La Valse Hésitation, Print

René Magritte

La Valse Hésitation, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, L'oiseau de ciel, Print

René Magritte

L'oiseau de ciel, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La nuit de Pise, Print

René Magritte

La nuit de Pise, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le maître d'école, Print

René Magritte

Le maître d'école, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La durée poignardée, Print

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La durée poignardée, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le Domaine d'Arnheim, Print

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Le Domaine d'Arnheim, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Shéhérazade, Print

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Shéhérazade, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, Print

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Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le Temps Menaçant, Print

René Magritte

Le Temps Menaçant, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Décalcomanie, Print

René Magritte

Décalcomanie, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Ceci n'est pas une pomme, Print

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Ceci n'est pas une pomme, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

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

René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

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

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La Trahison des Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Peine Perdue, Print

René Magritte

La Peine Perdue, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le bouquet tout fait, Print

René Magritte

Le bouquet tout fait, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$1,008

René Magritte, Le Château des Pyrénées, Print

René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, Le Beau Monde, Print

René Magritte

Le Beau Monde, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La Grande Guerre, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Guerre, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, L'empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'empire des Lumières, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Les Amants, Print

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Les Amants, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La corde sensible, Print

René Magritte

La corde sensible, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, La bataille de l'Argonne, Print

René Magritte

La bataille de l'Argonne, 1964
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Grande Famille, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Reconnaissance infinie, Print

René Magritte

La Reconnaissance infinie, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$889

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
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, Golconde, Print

René Magritte

Golconde, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, Souvenirs de voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenirs de voyage, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, L'art de la conversation, Print

René Magritte

L'art de la conversation, 1969
45 x 60 x 0.1 cm
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René Magritte, Le Plagiat, Print

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Le Plagiat, 2010
30 x 45 x 0.2 cm
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René Magritte, Souvenir de voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de voyage, 2010
45 x 30 x 0.2 cm
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$462

René Magritte, L'Entrée en scène, Print

René Magritte

L'Entrée en scène, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

René Magritte, La Leçon de Musique, Son de Cloche, Print

René Magritte

La Leçon de Musique, Son de Cloche, 1968
27.5 x 22 x 0.1 cm
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$6,640

René Magritte, L'Art de la Conversation, Print

René Magritte

L'Art de la Conversation, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

René Magritte, La Bataille de l'Argonne, Print

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La Bataille de l'Argonne, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

René Magritte, La Cascade, Print

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La Cascade, 2004
58 x 78 x 0.3 cm
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$1,530

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

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Souvenir de Voyage, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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$1,055

René Magritte, La Magie Noire, Print

René Magritte

La Magie Noire, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.1 cm
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$889

René Magritte, La Folie des Grandeurs II, Print

René Magritte

La Folie des Grandeurs II, 2004
78 x 58 x 0.3 cm
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$1,648

René Magritte, Le Faux Miroir, Print

René Magritte

Le Faux Miroir, 2010
30 x 45 x 0.2 cm
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René Magritte, Le fils de l'Homme, Print

René Magritte

Le fils de l'Homme, 2010
45 x 30 x 0.2 cm
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René Magritte, La Reconnaissance Infini, Print

René Magritte

La Reconnaissance Infini, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, La Grande Famille, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme, Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, Décalcomanie, Print

René Magritte

Décalcomanie, 2010
45 x 60 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, Le Château des Pyrénées, Print

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Le Château des Pyrénées, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, L'Oiseau de Ciel, Print

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L'Oiseau de Ciel, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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René Magritte, La Peine Perdue, Print

René Magritte

La Peine Perdue, 2010
60 x 45 x 0.3 cm
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