Magritte's defiance of common sense set in stone...
(For all Magritte fans this is pretty major!)
- 2500 m2.
- 5 levels.
- World's largest collection of the 20th century's most important Belgian painter.
Rene Magritte was born on the 21st of November 1898, in Lessine Belgium. Dying, in Brussels, 69 years later: on the 15th of August 1967, victim of pancreatic cancer.
Magritte considered his work to be an attack on society's preconceived ideas, a permanent revolt against the banal -the common place.
Below a sprinkling of samples of his work, his "war on the ordinary".
Oil on canvas. 100 x 81 cm.
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.
Oil on canvas, 81x60 cm
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Oil on Cardboard, 183x136 cm
Museum van Boymans von Beunigen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
(76x116 cm) Oil on Canvas.
Gouache, 21x15.5 cm
(65x80cm) Oil on Canvas.
Oil on Canvas, 79x99 cm Magritte, 1950
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
"Prêtre marié- Married Priest"
46 X 55 cm - Oil on Canvas
sold for $27,357,226/£14,020,000 at auction
Christie's, London - 6 feb 2007
"Magritte", Suzi Gablik, 1970
"avec Magritte" Louis Scutenaire, Le Fil Rouge, 1977Artcyclopedia