Inspired by Magritte

Print, Cenizas-6, Jorge Camacho

Cenizas-6

Jorge Camacho

Print - 76 x 56 cm Print - 29.9 x 22 inch

$227

Painting, Signes de paix, Raymond Berthelot

Signes de paix

Raymond Berthelot

Painting - 65 x 92 x 4 cm Painting - 25.6 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch

$1,135

Painting, Capriccio, Zdravko Derek

Capriccio

Zdravko Derek

Painting - 60 x 90 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch

$4,540

Painting, Zoom R Magritte, Gisèle Zanellato

Zoom R Magritte

Gisèle Zanellato

Painting - 26 x 26 x 2 cm Painting - 10.2 x 10.2 x 0.8 inch

$681

Photography, A son doigt, l'éclat d'une pierre... 4, Thierry Robert

A son doigt, l'éclat d'une pierre... 4

Thierry Robert

Photography - 60 x 40 x 0.1 cm Photography - 23.6 x 15.7 x 0 inch

$567

Photography, L'œil et le peigne de Vénus, Thierry Robert

L'œil et le peigne de Vénus

Thierry Robert

Photography - 50 x 50 x 0.1 cm Photography - 19.7 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$567 $511

Photography, Le grand If, Pierre Moreau

Le grand If

Pierre Moreau

Photography - 75 x 50 x 0.1 cm Photography - 29.5 x 19.7 x 0 inch

$1,362

Painting, Samghebro, George Abramidze

Samghebro

George Abramidze

Painting - 96.5 x 68.6 x 5.1 cm Painting - 38 x 27 x 2 inch

$1,800

Print, Soleil cou coupé III, Corneille

Soleil cou coupé III

Corneille

Print - 81 x 61 cm Print - 31.9 x 24 inch

$1,078

Fine Art Drawings, Magritte Comedian, Noir Artist

Magritte Comedian

Noir Artist

Fine Art Drawings - 60 x 60 cm Fine Art Drawings - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$2,497

Painting, Golconde III, David Cumps

Golconde III

David Cumps

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,724

Painting, Golconde IV, David Cumps

Golconde IV

David Cumps

Painting - 90 x 100 x 2 cm Painting - 35.4 x 39.4 x 0.8 inch

$2,724

Painting, Destination inconnue, Clara Crespin

Destination inconnue

Clara Crespin

Painting - 55 x 38 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 15 x 0.8 inch

$1,702

Sculpture, Nuage, Sylvie Cappe

Nuage

Sylvie Cappe

Sculpture - 37.5 x 16 x 8 cm Sculpture - 14.8 x 6.3 x 3.1 inch

$295

Painting, A bird, Galya Popova

A bird

Galya Popova

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,248

Painting, Self appreciation, Loje Oluwaseun

Self appreciation

Loje Oluwaseun

Painting - 80 x 67.3 x 2.5 cm Painting - 31.5 x 26.5 x 1 inch

$1,650

Painting, Le main de Maguerite, Xu WeiHua

Le main de Maguerite

Xu WeiHua

Painting - 50 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 19.7 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,362

Painting, L'homme invisible pop, Miko-R

L'homme invisible pop

Miko-R

Painting - 150 x 100 x 5 cm Painting - 59.1 x 39.4 x 2 inch

$2,951

Painting, Porc Poma, Jordi Sàbat

Porc Poma

Jordi Sàbat

Painting - 60 x 60 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 inch

$1,816

Painting, El mar rosa de les salines de Galerazamba, Jordi Sàbat

El mar rosa de les salines de Galerazamba

Jordi Sàbat

Painting - 80 x 80 cm Painting - 31.5 x 31.5 inch

$2,270

Painting, Marches, Hoel Gwern

Marches

Hoel Gwern

Painting - 55 x 46 x 2 cm Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.8 inch

$681

Photography, The Watchers, Laurence Winram

The Watchers

Laurence Winram

Photography - 59.4 x 84.1 x 0.2 cm Photography - 23.4 x 33.1 x 0.1 inch

$1,486

Painting, Khasmin, Yoann Merienne

Khasmin

Yoann Merienne

Painting - 55 x 55 x 3 cm Painting - 21.7 x 21.7 x 1.2 inch

$3,405

Painting, Rêve sur toile, Christophe Vilar

Rêve sur toile

Christophe Vilar

Painting - 117 x 90 x 5 cm Painting - 46.1 x 35.4 x 2 inch

$6,809

Painting, Vaincre, Charlotte Pivard

Vaincre

Charlotte Pivard

Painting - 130 x 97 x 3 cm Painting - 51.2 x 38.2 x 1.2 inch

$2,270

Painting, Mandala Criterion, Jarmila Kostliva

Mandala Criterion

Jarmila Kostliva

Painting - 92 x 92 x 4 cm Painting - 36.2 x 36.2 x 1.6 inch

$2,400

Photography, Untitled (bubble), Jim Kazanjian

Untitled (bubble)

Jim Kazanjian

Photography - 28 x 28 cm Photography - 11 x 11 inch

$965

Painting, Vitamine C, Enrique Etievan

Vitamine C

Enrique Etievan

Painting - 100 x 73 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 28.7 x 0.8 inch

$3,405

Painting, Random Thought, John Ali

Random Thought

John Ali

Painting - 122.9 x 89.9 x 2.5 cm Painting - 48.4 x 35.4 x 1 inch

$3,100

Painting, Lagunaire, Sophie Duplain

Lagunaire

Sophie Duplain

Painting - 116 x 89 x 2.5 cm Painting - 45.7 x 35 x 1 inch

$2,156

Painting, Parc du peuple, Xu WeiHua

Parc du peuple

Xu WeiHua

Painting - 100 x 120 x 2 cm Painting - 39.4 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch

$4,413

Painting, Bouquet d’artichauts, Serge Kalinowski

Bouquet d’artichauts

Serge Kalinowski

Painting - 100 x 81 x 5 cm Painting - 39.4 x 31.9 x 2 inch

$2,895

Photography, Silent Shore, Miss Aniela

Silent Shore

Miss Aniela

Photography - 41 x 38 x 0.1 cm Photography - 16.1 x 15 x 0 inch

$953

Painting, I live under my Hat 3, Marie-F Turner

I live under my Hat 3

Marie-F Turner

Painting - 30 x 40 cm Painting - 11.8 x 15.7 inch

$675

Print, The Poet King, Julio Larraz

The Poet King

Julio Larraz

Print - 70 x 70 cm Print - 27.6 x 27.6 inch

$3,518

Painting, Reflection. The river, Ramonn Vieitez

Reflection. The river

Ramonn Vieitez

Painting - 99.8 x 99.8 x 0.3 cm Painting - 39.3 x 39.3 x 0.1 inch

$4,000

Painting, Angst, Ciprian Mihailescu

Angst

Ciprian Mihailescu

Painting - 60 x 60 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch

$3,405

Painting, Epouvantail cosmonaute, Baptiste Laurent

Epouvantail cosmonaute

Baptiste Laurent

Painting - 125 x 120 cm Painting - 49.2 x 47.2 inch

$3,059

Painting, Murmuration, Galya Popova

Murmuration

Galya Popova

Painting - 60 x 70 x 2 cm Painting - 23.6 x 27.6 x 0.8 inch

$1,984

Painting, Vertige dans les jardins, Patrick Fuvel

Vertige dans les jardins

Patrick Fuvel

Painting - 90 x 126 x 6 cm Painting - 35.4 x 49.6 x 2.4 inch

$3,405

Painting, Banane Magritte, PyB

Banane Magritte

PyB

Painting - 30 x 30 x 8 cm Painting - 11.8 x 11.8 x 3.1 inch

$204

Sculpture, Oeuf-coq, Maïté Martinez

Oeuf-coq

Maïté Martinez

Sculpture - 26 x 12 x 16 cm Sculpture - 10.2 x 4.7 x 6.3 inch

$7,377

Print, Pâques surréaliste, Ole Ahlberg

Pâques surréaliste

Ole Ahlberg

Print - 57 x 48 cm Print - 22.4 x 18.9 inch

$284

Painting, Cité, Sylvie Cappe

Cité

Sylvie Cappe

Painting - 115 x 75 x 1.5 cm Painting - 45.3 x 29.5 x 0.6 inch

$1,362

Photography, Risk, Brooke Shaden

Risk

Brooke Shaden

Photography - 25 x 25 x 0.1 cm Photography - 9.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$908

Inspired by Magritte

Half a century after his death, the Magritte's surrealist paintings remain unmissable and iconic traces of the art movement they belonged to. His humorous and mysterious œuvre hid a discreet man, who preferred hiding behind his suit, pipe, hat and mirror.


Born in 1898, Magritte is one of the pioneers of the surrealist movement. Dive into the life and work of this artist, widely recognized as the most influential Belgian painter of the 20th century. Magritte grew interested in the conception of art in the broader sense, moving away from realism. His encounter with the Italian painter De Chirico was extremely influential. As a self-taught artist, he forged his understanding of art and painting through literature and poetry, learning from the writers and philosophers of his milieu.

His surrealist paintings sought to reflect his ideas and thoughts. Magritte was interested in the impact a painter could have on an object. For him, painting wasn't supposed to be a mere representation of the real, but rather an image of the artist's thoughts projected onto the object. 


“The art of painting must exceed the idea of simply displaying a resemblance with the surrounding world." Magritte favored representing mental images and creating artworks that would deconstruct the real and disturb the viewer. His surrealist paintings are never a mirror of reality: they're the mirror of his own imagined reality. From this idea, Magritte created the concept of word-image paintings in 1928. The idea was named The Treachery of images, where words would replace images (such as the famous "This is not a pipe").

Did you know that Magritte used to paint in his dining room? Partly because he lacked a separate studio, but also because he enjoyed painting in places pertaining to life, that weren't disconnected from reality. The same reality from which his surrealistic artworks tried to escape. Magritte enjoyed strolling in museums where his own artworks were exhibited, and talking to museum guards. For a long time, many ignored that this calm and easy-going stranger beside them was indeed the famous painter.

The surrealist artist embraced a broad aesthetic spectrum, from cubist and futurist influences, flirting with abstraction. He was also an advertisement illustrator, which can explain his disillusionment with images and how they're conceived. Finally, his “Vache period" which preceded his exhibition in Paris in 1948 provoked quite a scandal. Always after the unexpected, he decided to produce all of his paintings in a very provocative and crude style. The public was not very fond of Magritte's prank. The painter didn't sell a single painting and barely had the means to bring his canvases back to Belgium.

Magritte made surrealism what it is today, still influencing the works of surrealist painters and photographers alike. His patterns continue to resurface today, and are known across many generations. He died on the 15th of August 1967 in Schaerbeek in Belgium.  

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