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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, Le Blanc-Seing, Print

René Magritte

Le Blanc-Seing, 2004
30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch
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$ 2,518

René Magritte, Untitled, Print

René Magritte

Untitled, 1968
6.3 x 5.1 x 0 inch
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$ 5,693

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
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René Magritte, Le Château des Pyrénées, Print

René Magritte

Le Château des Pyrénées, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Les Amants, Print

René Magritte

Les Amants, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Le Maître d'École, Print

René Magritte

Le Maître d'École, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, La Magie Noire, Print

René Magritte

La Magie Noire, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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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
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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
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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
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René Magritte, La Reconnaissance Infini, Print

René Magritte

La Reconnaissance Infini, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Golconde, Print

René Magritte

Golconde, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, La Trahison des Images, Print

René Magritte

La Trahison des Images, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Corde Sensible, Print

René Magritte

La Corde Sensible, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, Print

René Magritte

Le Tombeau des Lutteurs, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Le Domaine d'Arnheim, Print

René Magritte

Le Domaine d'Arnheim, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, La Victoire, Print

René Magritte

La Victoire, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Le Seize Septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le Seize Septembre, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Les Mystères de l'Horizon, Print

René Magritte

Les Mystères de l'Horizon, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, La Valse Hésitation, Print

René Magritte

La Valse Hésitation, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Le Temps Menaçant, Print

René Magritte

Le Temps Menaçant, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, L'Empire des Lumières, Print

René Magritte

L'Empire des Lumières, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,506

René Magritte, La Cascade, Print

René Magritte

La Cascade, 2004
22.8 x 30.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Souvenir de Voyage, Print

René Magritte

Souvenir de Voyage, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Schéhérazade, Print

René Magritte

Schéhérazade, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Page Blanche, Print

René Magritte

La Page Blanche, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

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
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$ 1,759

René Magritte, Le Grand Style, Print

René Magritte

Le Grand Style, 2004
30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,632

René Magritte, La Flèche de Zénon, Print

René Magritte

La Flèche de Zénon, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Grande Famille, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Famille, 2004
30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch
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$ 2,012

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
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Durée Poignardée, Print

René Magritte

La Durée Poignardée, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, Le Beau Monde, Print

René Magritte

Le Beau Monde, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Peine Perdue, Print

René Magritte

La Peine Perdue, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Nuit de Pise, Print

René Magritte

La Nuit de Pise, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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$ 1,126

René Magritte, La Grande Guerre, Print

René Magritte

La Grande Guerre, 2004
30.7 x 22.8 x 0.1 inch
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$ 2,138

René Magritte, La Grande Guerre (The Great War), Print

René Magritte

La Grande Guerre (The Great War), 2010
17.7 x 11.8 inch
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$ 620

René Magritte, L'arbre, Print

René Magritte

L'arbre, 1969
11 x 8.5 inch
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René Magritte, L'Art de Vivre, Print

René Magritte

L'Art de Vivre, 1969
11 x 8.7 inch
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René Magritte, Le 16 septembre, Print

René Magritte

Le 16 septembre, 1968
10.8 x 8.9 inch
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René Magritte, L’œil, Print

René Magritte

L’œil, 1969
10.8 x 8.3 inch
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René Magritte, L'Oeil, Print

René Magritte

L'Oeil, 1968
10.4 x 7.9 x 0.1 inch
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Our recommendations René Magritte, La Folie Almayer ou L'Arbre Rose - Original Etching After René Magritte - 1968, Print

René Magritte

La Folie Almayer ou L'Arbre Rose - Original Etching After René Magritte - 1968, 1968
11 x 9.1 x 0 inch
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Our recommendations René Magritte, Oreille-Cloche, Print

René Magritte

Oreille-Cloche, 1969
10 x 8.7 inch
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René Magritte, Homme au chapeau melon, Print

René Magritte

Homme au chapeau melon, 1969
10.8 x 8.7 inch
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Our recommendations René Magritte, Le prêtre marié, Print

René Magritte

Le prêtre marié, 1968
10.8 x 8.7 inch
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René Magritte, Poire et Rose, Print

René Magritte

Poire et Rose, 1969
11 x 8.9 inch
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René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme, Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Décalcomanie, Print

René Magritte

Décalcomanie, 2010
17.7 x 23.6 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, L'Oiseau de Ciel, Print

René Magritte

L'Oiseau de Ciel, 2010
23.6 x 17.7 x 0.1 inch
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René Magritte, Profondeurs de la Terre ou Paysage, Print

René Magritte

Profondeurs de la Terre ou Paysage, 2004
23.6 x 26.4 inch
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René Magritte, L'Évidence Éternelle, Print

René Magritte

L'Évidence Éternelle, 2004
61 x 16.1 inch
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René Magritte, Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word), Print

René Magritte

Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
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René Magritte, Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values), Print

René Magritte

Les Valeurs Personnelles (Personal Values), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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René Magritte, La Cascade (The Waterfall), Print

René Magritte

La Cascade (The Waterfall), 2004
22.8 x 30.7 inch
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Our recommendations René Magritte, Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), Print

René Magritte

Le Fils de l'Homme (The Son of Man), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
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René Magritte, Le Pays des Miracles (The Land of Miracles), Print

René Magritte

Le Pays des Miracles (The Land of Miracles), 2004
30.7 x 22.8 inch
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