René Magritte

(Lessine, Belgium, 1898 - 1967, Brussels)
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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