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René Magritte (1898-1967 Belgium)

More cultural and artistic informations about the painter

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Main works :

"The Treachery of Images (1929)", "The Son of Man (1964)", "Golconde (1953)", "The Sixteenth of September (1956)"

Artistic movements :

Surrealism.

Inspiration, influence :

De Chirico and his "The Song of Love (1914)". René Magritte said of this painting : "My eyes have seen the thought for the first time"

His contemporaries :

All the Surrealists, as well the Belgians as the French ones, from André Breton to Salvador Dali !

To keep in mind :

René Magritte worked, during his whole life, to make recognize the strength of the representation, wanting as well the spectator to be perfectly aware that it is only that : a simple representation, an image ...

To go further :

René Magritte is undoubtedly one of masters of the surrealism. He is less cerebral (and less concerned by the psychoanalysis) than Salvado Dali, funnier than André Breton, and more familiar than De Chirico. In fact, René Magritte is a surrealist easy to love ...