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René Magritte

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'''René Magritte''', born in [[Belgium]] in November 1898, was one of the leading lights of the [[surrealism|Surrealist]] [[art]] movement. He died in August 1967.<ref>http://www.magritte.com/2.cfm</ref>
[[Image:Small_MagrittePipe.jpg‎|right|thumb|300px|"This is not a pipe".]]
''The Treachery Of Images'' (La trahison des images), a series of paintings, (1928–1929) are probably his most famous [[painting]]s. The picture is more commonly known as 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' or 'This is not a pipe'.
A common figure appearing in many of his paintings is a faceless, non-descript man in a suit wearing a black bowler hat. Frequently this figure would appear multiple times in the same painting--a metaphor for the normalizing power of modern existence and the doldrums of social constructs such as "the workday."
 
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[[Image:Magritte Corde Sensible.jpg|thumb|left|Corde Sensible]]
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<gallery>Image:Magritte. Hegel's Holiday.jpg|Hegel's Holiday.</gallery>
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== See also ==
*[[Flemish School of Painting]]
== External links ==
 
*[http://www.abcgallery.com/M/magritte/magrittebio.html René Magritte - Biography] Olga's Gallery.
==References==
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