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René Magritte Art

Belgian, 1898-1967

René Magritte is celebrated today as one of Surrealism’s most talented artists, and, alongside Salvador Dalí, the cheeky, subversive Belgian painter and author is the movement’s best-known representative, having cemented his legacy with what may be the most iconic five words in all of art history: “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (This is not a pipe).

Magritte’s success, though, hardly came overnight. Born in 1898 in Lessines to a wealthy manufacturer, he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels from 1916 to 1918 but quit before graduation. His early artistic work wavered between Cubism and semi-abstraction, and he found work as a graphic designer while experimenting with his own creative oeuvre. In the mid-1920s, he began to experiment with Surrealism, then a relatively nascent movement that had grown out of the absurdist Dada. Led by André Breton, Surrealism endeavored to record elements of the subconscious and present contradictory, sometimes even nonsensical, narratives that challenged the notion of an absolute reality.

Magritte’s first widely recognized work within this genre was 1927’s The Menaced Assassin, now in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Shortly after completing this work, Magritte relocated to Paris, to be closer to Breton and the center of the Surrealist movement. This decision would prove critical in his life — and in the trajectory of Surrealist art history. The three years Magritte spent in Paris were his most prolific, and by the close of the 1920s he had completed some of his best-known work, including the seminal 1929 The Treachery of Images, a simple picture of what appears to be a pipe, with the words “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” in neat script below it.

Magritte returned to Brussels in the early 1930s but continued experimenting with work that wavered between dreamlike and nonsensical. His influences throughout this part of his career ranged from Breton to Giorgio de Chirico and Dalí. While living in German-occupied Belgium beginning in the early 1940s, Magritte entered what is often called his Renoir period or what he labeled “Sunlit Surrealism.” He worked in comparatively brighter, more vibrant colors and produced oil paintings and gouaches that were overrun with light and the type of brushstrokes that are usually associated with Impressionist art.

Like many artists during and after the war, Magritte thought deeply about art’s role in answering big existential questions and broke with Surrealism as a result. His Impressionistic The Fifth Season in 1943 resembled little of what he’d painted in years past. His so-called Vache period that followed would represent another stylistic shift that owed to German Expressionism. Not everything changed, however; Magritte would go on to revisit his earliest creative impulses, in some cases appropriating elements from fellow artists in his own depictions, as with his Perspective II: Manet’s Balcony in 1950, a playful and probing reinterpretation of Edouard Manet’s The Balcony. Later in his career, the artist dabbled in sculpture, before dying in 1967.

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Artist: René Magritte
La Page Blanche - original Magritte lithograph, surrealistic landscape
By René Magritte
Located in Hamburg, DE
"La Page Blanche" ( is an originally limited edition (199/300) fine art lithograph of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte on Arches Velin. It depicts in his typical surrealist st...
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1960s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

Invitation for a trip. 90/100, 36x45 cm
By René Magritte
Located in Riga, LV
Invitation for a trip. 90/100, 36x45 cm
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20th Century Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Paper, Color

La Grande Guerre - 20th Century, Surrealist, Lithograph, Figurative Print
By René Magritte
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Color lithograph after the 1954 oil on canvas by René Magritte, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 300. The lithograph features the dry stamps of the Magritte...
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20th Century Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

La Folie almayer
By René Magritte
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color etching. Numbered 88/150 in pencil by Magritte. Printed and published by Georges Visat, Paris. From "Lien de Paille."
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1960s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Color, Etching

L'Oeil
By René Magritte
Located in New York, NY
A very good impression of this color aquatint and etching. With the artist's ink stamp signature and blind stamp, and numbered 88/150. Printed and published by Georges Visat, Paris. ...
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1960s Dada René Magritte Art

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Color, Etching, Aquatint

La Grande Famille- original Magritte lithograph, surrealistic landscape
By René Magritte
Located in Hamburg, DE
"La Grande Famille" ( is an originally limited edition 300 fine art lithograph of Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte on Arches Velin. It depicts in his typical surrealist style ...
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1960s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

Circa 1960 Original poster of René Magritte entitled Les Fleurs du Mal
By René Magritte
Located in PARIS, FR
Very nice poster of René Magritte entitled Les Fleurs du Mal published by the collection of the Jardin de l'Infante. René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist, ...
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1960s René Magritte Art

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Paper, Lithograph

La Magie noire (Black Magic) ed, 16/275 color lithograph by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
This color lithograph printed in 2011, Magie noire (Black Magic), by the Surrealist artist, René Magritte, is number 16 in an edition of 275. Facsimile signed "Magritte" lower right,...
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Mid-20th Century Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

Le fils de l'homme
By René Magritte
Located in New York, NY
Rene Magritte Le fils de l'homme, 2018 7-Ply Grade A Canadian Maplewood 31 × 8 inches Edition 35/250 Authorized artist's signature on the deck; hand numbered. along with separate han...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Wood, Screen

Décalcomanie
By René Magritte
Located in New York, NY
Rene Magritte Décalcomanie, 2018 2 Skateboards made of 7-Ply Grade A Canadian Maplewood 31 × 8 inches Edition 22/250 Authorized artist's signature on the deck; hand numbered. along w...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Wood, Screen

Les Bijoux Indiscrets
By René Magritte
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Les Bijoux Indiscrets (The Indiscreet Jewels) Color lithograph, 1962-3 As published in XXeme Siecle, 1963 From the edition issued by San Lazarro unsigned for the album XXeme Siècle N...
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1960s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

The shadow and his shadow
By René Magritte
Located in Winterswijk, NL
Black and white photographic painting of Georgette and René Magritte, an autonomous work that treating the theme of the "hidden-invisible". Photography Silver gelatin print from est...
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1980s René Magritte Art

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Photographic Paper

Indiscrete Jewels (Les Bijoux Indiscrets) - Original lithograph [Catalog #3]
By René Magritte
Located in Paris, FR
René MAGRITTE Les bijoux indiscrets (Indiscrete jewels), 1975 Original lithograph (Printed in Mourlot Workshop) Printed signature in the plate Unnumbered as usual (limited edition o...
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1970s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

La Valse Hesitation
By René Magritte
Located in New York, NY
An instantly recognizable image by Rene Magritte, La Valse Hesitation, printed in 1971, is an original color etching signed by the artist in the etching plate, and hand-signed by the...
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20th Century Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Etching, Aquatint

Chants de Maldoror - Rare Book Illustrated by René Magritte - 1948
By René Magritte
Located in Roma, IT
Les Chants de Maldoror is an original modern rare book written by Comte de Lautréamont, pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse (Montevideo, 1846 — Paris, 1870) and illustrated by René ...
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1940s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Photogravure, Paper

2016 Rene Magritte 'The Dream's Key' Surrealism Black,Brown Belgium
By René Magritte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 8.5 x 1 inches ( 21.59 x 2.54 cm ) Image Size: 8.5 x 1 inches ( 21.59 x 2.54 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: This watch was produced by the ...
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2010s René Magritte Art

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Other Medium

1968 Rene Magritte 'Le Domaine Enchante (VI)' Surrealism Multicolor,Blue France
By René Magritte
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 14 x 20 inches ( 35.56 x 50.8 cm ) Image Size: 11.75 x 17.75 inches ( 29.845 x 45.085 cm ) Framed: Yes Condition: A: Mint Additional Details: Signed by Fernand Mour...
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1960s René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition)" Litho after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition)" is a color lithograph after the 1963 painting by Rene Magritte. Two of Magritte's bourgeois "little men" stand in the sky. Both...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Le Plagiat (Plagiarism)," Lithograph after the 1940 Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Plagiat (Plagiarism)" is a color lithograph after the original 1940 painting by Rene Magritte. A delicate still-life is situated on a table. Three tiny eggs sit in a nest and a v...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

La Grande Guerre - 20th Century, Surrealist, Lithograph, Figurative Print
By René Magritte
Located in Diepenbeek, BE
Color lithograph after the 1954 oil on canvas by René Magritte, plate-signed by Magritte and numbered from the edition of 300. The lithograph features the dry stamps of the Magritte...
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20th Century Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Page Blanche (The White Page)" lithograph after painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Page Blanche," or in English "The White Page," is an original color lithograph executed after the original painting from 1967 by the Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte. Though this...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Souvenir de Voyage (Memory of a Journey)," Color Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Souvenir de voyage (Memory of a Journey)" is a color lithograph after the original 1961 painting by Rene Magritte. A perplexing composition containing a giant green apple standing o...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Corde Sensible (Heartstring)," Lithograph after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Corde Sensible (Heartstring)" is a color lithograph after an original 1960 painting by Rene Magritte. A valley between mountains holds a large glass. A river flows right beside t...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Fleche de Zenon (Zeno's Arrow)," Lithograph after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Fleche de Zenon (Zeno's Arrow)" is a color lithograph after the original 1964 painting by Rene Magritte. A gigantic rock levitates over the sea. Waves crash bellow and a crescent...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of Argonne)," Litho after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of Argonne)" is a color lithograph after the original 1959 painting by Rene Magritte. The landscape is shrouded by the mist of twilight. A cresc...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Le Blanc Seing (The Blank Signature)," Litho after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Blanc Seing (The Blank Signature)" is a color lithograph after the 1965 original painting by Rene Magritte. Schuster fork illusion is used in this piece, cutting up the horse and...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"L'Entree en scene (The Emergence)," Color Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"L'Entree en scene (The Emergence)" is a color lithograph after a 1961 original piece by Rene Magritte. A transparent bird flies over the ocean. The body of this bird shows through i...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Le Bouquet tout fait (The Ready-made Bouquet)," Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Bouquet tout fait (The Ready-made Bouquet)" is a color lithograph after a 1954 original painting by Rene Magritte. A bourgeois "little man" faces away from the viewer looking tow...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Peine Perdue (The Wasted Effort)" Lithograph after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Peine Perdue (The Wasted Effort)" is a color lithograph after original 1962 painting by Rene Magritte. Two blue curtains are parted on either side. Two curtain shaped mirrors sho...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Grande Guerre (The Great War)," Color Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Grande Guerre (The Great War)" is a color lithograph after the 1964 painting by Rene Magritte. A Victorian lady stands in white facing the viewer. A bouquet of lilacs cover this ...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of Argonne)," Litho after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Bataille de l'Argonne (The Battle of Argonne)" is a color lithograph after the original 1959 painting by Rene Magritte. The landscape is shrouded by the mist of twilight. A cresc...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition)" Litho after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La Reconnaissance Infinie (The Infinite Recognition)" is a color lithograph after the 1963 painting by Rene Magritte. Two of Magritte's bourgeois "little men" stand in the sky. Both...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"L'Entree en scene (The Emergence)," Color Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"L'Entree en scene (The Emergence)" is a color lithograph after a 1961 original piece by Rene Magritte. A transparent bird flies over the ocean. The body of this bird shows through i...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"L'Empire des Lumieres (The Empire of Light)," Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"L'Empire des Lumieres (The Empire of Light)" is a color lithograph after the original 1954 painting by Rene Magritte. The world is quiet and dark at the bottom. A landscape of a riv...
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Early 2000s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values)," Lithograph after Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Les valeurs personnelles (Personal Values)" is a color lithograph after the original 1952 painting by Rene Magritte. This interior scene has objects of various sizes. A comb, match,...
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Early 2000s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word)," Lithograph after the Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Dernier Cri (The Last Word)" is a color lithograph after original 1967 painting by Rene Magritte. A huge leaf levitates in the middle of a mountain view. A fully grown tree is pa...
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2010s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"La race blanche (The White Race)," Lithograph after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"La race blanche (The White Race)" is a color lithograph after the original 1937 painting by Rene Magritte. A female figure is made out of a mix of body parts. An eye sits on top of ...
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Early 2000s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

"Le Retour (Return)," Color Lithograph after Painting by Rene Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Le Retour (Return)" is a color lithograph after the original 1940 painting by Rene Magritte. A bird which is really just the sky in the day and clouds. A nest bellow the bird has th...
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Early 2000s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

Le carnaval du sage by René Magritte
By René Magritte
Located in New Orleans, LA
René Magritte 1898-1967 Belgian Le carnaval du sage (The Sage’s Carnival) Signed “Magritte” (lower right); titled and dated "Le carnaval du sage 1947" (en verso) Oil on canvas Th...
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20th Century Post-Impressionist René Magritte Art

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Canvas, Oil

René Magritte - Indiscrete Jewelry - Original Lithograph
By René Magritte
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
René Magritte - Indiscrete Jewelry - Original Lithograph Dimensions: 32 x 24 cm XXe siècle Reference: Kaplan, Gilbert E. and Timothy Baum, 'The Graphic Work of René Magritte', New Y...
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1960s Surrealist René Magritte Art

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Lithograph

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