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René Magritte

Ma Mere L'Oye, 1968

Lithograph
19 7/10 × 26 in
50 × 66 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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London, Venice, Oxford
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Zuleika Gallery
London, Venice, +1 more
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From the portfolio, ‘Les Enfants Trouvés’, after René Magritte. Printed by Mourlot in 1968 in a …

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From the portfolio, ‘Les Enfants Trouvés’, after René Magritte. Printed by Mourlot in 1968 in a limited edition.

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René Magritte
Belgian, 1898–1967
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With his highly cerebral Surrealist imagery, René Magritte breathed new life into seemingly conventional subject matter. He often painted everyday objects out of context, in juxtapositions forcing the viewer to reconsider things normally taken for granted. In his iconic trompe l’oeil work The Treachery of Images (1928-29), for example, Magritte painted a hyperrealistic pipe and wrote, just beneath it, “this is not a pipe”—a caution not to trust our eyes and reminder that the art object, no matter how convincing, is not the real thing. Magritte’s highly figurative style of Surrealism is often discussed along the work of Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico, and his persistent interrogation of objects has both influenced and paved the way for seminal artistic movements, from Conceptualism to Pop art.

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Zuleika Gallery
London, Venice, +1 more
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From the portfolio, ‘Les Enfants Trouvés’, after René Magritte. Printed by Mourlot in 1968 in a …

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From the portfolio, ‘Les Enfants Trouvés’, after René Magritte. Printed by Mourlot in 1968 in a limited edition.

Medium
Print
René Magritte
Belgian, 1898–1967
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With his highly cerebral Surrealist imagery, René Magritte breathed new life into seemingly conventional subject matter. He often painted everyday objects out of context, in juxtapositions forcing the viewer to reconsider things normally taken for granted. In his iconic trompe l’oeil work The Treachery of Images (1928-29), for example, Magritte painted a hyperrealistic pipe and wrote, just beneath it, “this is not a pipe”—a caution not to trust our eyes and reminder that the art object, no matter how convincing, is not the real thing. Magritte’s highly figurative style of Surrealism is often discussed along the work of Salvador Dalí and Giorgio de Chirico, and his persistent interrogation of objects has both influenced and paved the way for seminal artistic movements, from Conceptualism to Pop art.

René Magritte

Ma Mere L'Oye, 1968

Lithograph
19 7/10 × 26 in
50 × 66 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
London, Venice, Oxford
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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