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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>
 
'''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"]]
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[[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'.
 
''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'.
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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."
 
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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Image:Magritte. Hegel's Holiday.jpg|Hegel's Holiday.
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
  
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*[[Flemish School of Painting]]
 
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== External links ==
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*[http://www.abcgallery.com/M/magritte/magrittebio.html René Magritte - Biography] Olga's Gallery.
 
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Revision as of 07:22, 20 December 2008

René Magritte, born in Belgium in November 1898, was one of the leading lights of the Surrealist art movement. He died in August 1967.[1]

This is not a pipe.

The Treachery Of Images (La trahison des images), a series of paintings, (1928–1929) are probably his most famous paintings. The picture is more commonly known as 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe' or 'This is not a pipe'.

The viewer is encouraged to consider the distinction between reality and the representation of reality.

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."


See also

External links

References

  1. http://www.magritte.com/2.cfm