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René Magritte

(1898-1967)

Aliases: Francois Ghislain Magritte, René Magritte, René François Ghislain Magritte, René-François-Ghislain Magritte

Painter, Illustrator, Sculptor, Photographer

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Biography

Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte's early artwork was inspired by Pablo Picasso. Magritte attended art school in Brussels and honed his painting style while working in advertising. His goal was to challenge perceptions by creating images that delved into the dark areas of the mind. However, Rene Magritte's paintings were often panned by critics for looking too much like his advertising illustrations. He also used text, which was frowned upon by artists and critics during that period.

After WWII, Rene Magritte's paintings strayed from darker subjects and abstract art to lighter impressionist-style pieces. This variety is evident in Rene Magritte’s prints for sale, which include everything from classical landscapes to humorous abstract pieces. Browse other abstract paintings for sale online to find interesting pieces to decorate your home.

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