René Magritte

(Lessines, Belgium, 1898 - 1967, Brussels, Belgium)

Europe, Belgian

Magritte was a leading practitioner of Surrealism, a movement which explored—both psychologically and in visual form—the irrational aspects of the unconscious, dreams, sexuality and fantasy. Magritte's titles, somewhat mysterious or irrational, reflected this. He claimed, "What I think about constantly and strikingly, is the mystery of life. That, you cannot represent. You can only evoke it."

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