Time Transfixed

Collection: Joseph Winterbotham Collection

Image provided by: The Art Institute of Chicago

Signature: Signed, l.r.: "Magritte"

"Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary"

Exhibition venues: The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013-2014); The Menil Collection, Houston (2014); The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2014)

About René Magritte

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.

Belgian, 1898-1967, Lessines, Belgium, based in Brussels, Belgium

Solo Shows on Artsy

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926 - 1938, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago

Group Shows on Artsy

Winter Exhibition 2016, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
Surrealism: Imaginary becomes real, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-68, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
Post-war/Contemporary Highlight, De Re Gallery, Los Angeles
Surrealism: The Conjured Life, MCA Chicago, Chicago
Landscapes of Belgium, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels
BELGIAN ART Between dreams and reality, Musée d'Ixelles, Brussels