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René Magritte

René Magritte

Belgium • Born in: 1898

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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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Our recommendations René Magritte, Les valeurs personnelles, Print

René Magritte

Les valeurs personnelles, 2003 22.8 x 30.7 x 0 inch Print

$1,503

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

René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits, 2014 24 x 10.6 x 8.3 inch Sculpture

$20,397

Our recommendations René Magritte, La grande guerre, Print

René Magritte

La grande guerre, 2003 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch Print

$1,771

Our recommendations René Magritte, La Victoire, Print

René Magritte

La Victoire, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$590

Our recommendations 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 x 0 inch Print

$805

René Magritte, L'oiseau de ciel, Print

René Magritte

L'oiseau de ciel, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, La bataille de l'Argonne, Print

René Magritte

La bataille de l'Argonne, 2003 22.8 x 30.7 x 0 inch Print

$1,396

René Magritte, La page blanche, Print

René Magritte

La page blanche, 2003 22.8 x 30.7 x 0 inch Print

$1,589

René Magritte, Le pays des miracles, Print

René Magritte

Le pays des miracles, 2002 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch Print

$1,664

René Magritte, La nuit de Pise, Print

René Magritte

La nuit de Pise, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$698

René Magritte, Le maître d'école, Print

René Magritte

Le maître d'école, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$805

René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Peine Perdue, Print

René Magritte

La Peine Perdue, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$912

René Magritte, Le Château des Pyrénées, Print

René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$805

René Magritte, L'art de la conversation, Print

René Magritte

L'art de la conversation, 1969 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$805

René Magritte, La Belle Captive, Print

René Magritte

La Belle Captive, 2004 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,385

René Magritte, Le Blanc-Seing, Print

René Magritte

Le Blanc-Seing, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Bataille de l'Argonne, Print

René Magritte

La Bataille de l'Argonne, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Corde Sensible, Print

René Magritte

La Corde Sensible, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, Print

René Magritte

Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Le Domaine d'Arnheim, Print

René Magritte

Le Domaine d'Arnheim, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Le Beau Monde, Print

René Magritte

Le Beau Monde, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Les Amants, Print

René Magritte

Les Amants, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, L'Entrée en scène, Print

René Magritte

L'Entrée en scène, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

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

René Magritte

Un peu de l'âme des bandits, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

Our recommendations René Magritte, La Cascade, Print

René Magritte

La Cascade, 2004 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,385

Our recommendations René Magritte, Untitled, Print

René Magritte

Untitled, 1968 6.3 x 5.1 x 0 inch Print

$4,831

René Magritte, Décalcomanie, Print

René Magritte

Décalcomanie, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$805

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

René Magritte

La Trahison des Images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, La Grande Guerre, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Guerre, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, La Page Blanche, Print

René Magritte

La Page Blanche, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, La Grande Famille, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$590

René Magritte, Le Dernier Cri, Print

René Magritte

Le Dernier Cri, 2004 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,385

René Magritte, Le Retour, Print

René Magritte

Le Retour, 2004 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,492

René Magritte, Le Printemps, Print

René Magritte

Le Printemps, 2004 22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,492

René Magritte, La Voix du Sang, Print

René Magritte

La Voix du Sang, 2004 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,492

René Magritte, Le bouquet tout fait, Print

René Magritte

Le bouquet tout fait, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Le Grand Style, Print

René Magritte

Le Grand Style, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

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

René Magritte

Ceci n'est pas une pomme, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Durée Poignardée, Print

René Magritte

La Durée Poignardée, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, L'Art de la Conversation, Print

René Magritte

L'Art de la Conversation, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Reconnaissance Infini, Print

René Magritte

La Reconnaissance Infini, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Valse Hésitation, Print

René Magritte

La Valse Hésitation, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Schéhérazade, Print

René Magritte

Schéhérazade, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La Flèche de Zénon, Print

René Magritte

La Flèche de Zénon, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, Les menottes de cuivre, Sculpture

René Magritte

Les menottes de cuivre, 2014 19.3 x 6.3 x 5.1 inch Sculpture

$20,933

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

René Magritte

La Leçon de Musique, Son de Cloche, 1968 10.8 x 8.7 x 0 inch Print

$6,012

René Magritte, La Magie Noire, Print

René Magritte

La Magie Noire, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

$805

René Magritte, Le Temps Menaçant, Print

René Magritte

Le Temps Menaçant, 2010 17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch Print

$751

René Magritte, La folie des grandeurs II, Print

René Magritte

La folie des grandeurs II, 2003 30.7 x 22.8 x 0 inch Print

$1,449

René Magritte, La Race Blanche, Print

René Magritte

La Race Blanche, 2004 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,385

René Magritte, La Folie des Grandeurs II, Print

René Magritte

La Folie des Grandeurs II, 2004 30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch Print

$1,492

René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme, Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme, 2010 23.6 x 17.7 x 0 inch Print

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René Magritte, La Trahison des Images, Print

René Magritte

La Trahison des Images, 2010 11.8 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch Print

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Our recommendations René Magritte, Tête bleue, Sculpture

René Magritte

Tête bleue, 2014 17.7 x 9.8 x 7.9 inch Sculpture

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Who is the artist?

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.

What is René Magritte’s artistic movement?

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

When was René Magritte born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1898