Le Seize Septembre, 1957

Le Seize Septembre
Le Seize Septembre Art Print
Rene Magritte
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La Voix Du Sang
La Voix Du Sang Limited Edition
Magritte, Rene
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Le Chef d'Oeuvre
Le Chef d'Oeuvre Art Print
Magritte, Rene
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Le Seize Septembre (translation: "September Sixteen") depicts a lone tree at dusk. It looks like an ordinary scene.

Yet if you look close you will notice a crescent moon superimposed on the tree. Perhaps Magritte is reminding us to keep in mind that a painting is not reality but rather an image that the artist sees in his mind's eye. If you know the moon is behind the tree, with your mind's eye you can see the moon.

This painting is similar in theme to the artwork La Voix Du Sang that also depicts a lone tree at dusk. The image of the moon also appears in Magritte's painting Le Chef d'Oeuvre.

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