About the artist
Rene Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist who is best known for his witty and thought-provoking images. He challenged observers to become aware of the confusing and illogical nature of reality. His work often featured ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things. Magritte's works frequently expressed his fascination with the conflict between reality and illusion. He was also influenced by the works of Giorgio de Chirico and Pablo Picasso. Magritte's personal life was marked by tragedy, including the suicide of his mother and the death of his brother.
Also associated with: Surrealism, The Treachery of Images, The Son of Man, The Human Condition, The Lovers, Ceci n'est pas une pipe.