1967 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1967 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1967: Les Grâces Naturelles, La Géante, The Blank Page, Good Connections, The Art of Living and several bronze sculptures based on Magritte's previous works.

1966 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1966 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1966: The Shades, The Happy Donor, The Gold Ring, The Pleasant Truth, The Two Mysteries, and The Mysteries of the Horizon.

1965 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1965 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1965: Carte Blanche, The Thought Which Sees, Ages Ago and The Beautiful Walk (circa 1965)
Le Blanc-Seing
Le Blanc-Seing

1963 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1963 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1963: The Great Family, The Open Air, The Beautiful Season, Princes of the Autumn, Young Love, La Recherche de la Vérité, The Telescope.
The Search for the Absolute
The Search for the Absolute
(La recherche de l'absolu)
(Christie's lot description)
La Belle Saison
La Belle Saison
Le Grande Famille
Le Grande Famille

1964 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1964 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

The Son of Man, 1964
The Son of Man
L'Homme au Chapeau Melon
L'Homme au Chapeau Melon

1962 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1962 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1962: The Great Table, The Healer, Waste of Effort, Mona Lisa (circa 1962), L'embeillie (circa 1962).

1960 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1960 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1960: The Memoirs of a Saint.
Le Tombeau des Luteurs
Le Tombeau des Luteurs
Les Forces de l'Habitude, c.1960
Les Forces de l'Habitude
"This is not an apple"

1959 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1959 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

La Chateau des Pyrenees
La Chateau des Pyrenees
Le Mois des Vendanges
Le Mois des Vendanges
The Month of the Grape Harvest

1958 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1958 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1958: The Golden Legend, Hegel's Holiday, The Banquet, The Familiar World, The Listening Room.
La Chambre d'ecoute, c.1958
La Chambre d'ecoute
The Listening Room

1957 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1957 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1957: The Fountain of Youth, The Enchanted Domain.

1956 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1956: The Sixteenth of September.
Le Seize Septembre
Le Seize Septembre

1955 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1955: Memory of a Journey, The Mysteries of the Horizon.
Le Chef d'Oeuvre
Le Chef d'Oeuvre

1954 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1954 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1954: The Invisible World, The Explanation, The Empire of Light.
L'Empire des Lumieres
L'Empire des Lumieres

1953 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1953 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1953: Golconda, The Listening Room and a fresco for the Knokke Casino.

1952 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1952 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1952: Personal Values, Le Sens de la Pudeur.
Les Valeurs Personnelles
Les Valeurs Personnelles

1951 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1951 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1951: David's Madame Récamier (parodying the Portrait of Madame Récamier), Pandora's Box, The Song of the Violet, The Spring Tide, The Smile.

1950 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1950 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1950: Making an Entrance, The Legend of the Centuries, Towards Pleasure, The Labors of Alexander, The Empire of Light II, The Fair Captive, The Art of Conversation.
The Empire of Light II
The Empire of Light II
La Promesse
La Promesse
Le Seducteur
Le Seducteur

1949 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1949 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1949: Megalomania, Elementary Cosmogany, and Perspective, the Balcony.
La Fissure, c.1949
La Fissure

1948 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1948 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1948: Blood Will Tell, Memory, The Mountain Dweller, The Art of Life, The Pebble, The Lost Jockey, God's Solon, Shéhérazade, L'Ellipse and Famine, The Taste of Sorrow.
La Voix du Sang
La Voix du Sang
La Memoire, c.1948
La Memoire
Les Graces Naturelles, c.1948
Les Graces Naturelles

1947 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1947 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1947: The Cicerone, The Liberator, The Fair Captive, La Part du Feu, The Red Model.
Le Modele Rouge
Le Modele Rouge
La Philosophie dans le Boudoir, c.1947
La Philosophie dans le Boudoir

1946 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1946 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1946: L'Intellience, Les Mille et une Nuits.

1945 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1945: Treasure Island, Les Rencontres Naturelles, Black Magic.
La Magie Noire
La Magie Noire

1944 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1944 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1944: The Good Omens.

1943 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1943 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1943: Universal Gravitation, Monsieur Ingres's Good Days, Backfire (Le retour de flamme).
Le Retour de Flamme, c.1943
Le Retour de Flamme
Backfire
(see: Fantômas & The Avant-Garde)

1942 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1942: Misses de L'Isle Adam, L'Ile au Tréson, Memory, Black Magic, The Misanthropes.

1941 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1941: The Break in the Clouds.

1940 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1940: The Return, The Wedding Breakfast, Les Grandes Espérances.

1939 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1939: Victory.

1938 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1938: Time Transfixed, The Domain of Arnheim, Steps of Summer.
Le Domaine d'Arnheim
Le Domaine d'Arnheim

1937 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1937: The Future of Statues, The Black Flag, Not to be Reproduced, Portrait of Edward James and Portrait of Rena Schitz, On the Threshold of Liberty.
La Reproduction Interdite, c.1937
La Reproduction Interdite

1936 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1936 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1936: Clairvoyance, The Healer, The Philosopher's Lamp, Spiritual Exercises, Portrait of Irène Hamoir, La Méditation, Forbidden Literature.
L'Avenir, c.1936
L'Avenir
The Future

1935 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1935 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1935: The Discovery of Fire, The Human Condition, Revolution, Perpetual Motion, Collective Invention, The Portrait.
La Trahison des Images, c.1935
La Trahison des Images
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe"
La Gacheuse, c.1935
La Gacheuse
The Bungler
(see: National Galleries of Scotland)
Le Mouvement Perpetuel, c.1935
Le Mouvement Perpetuel
Perpetual Motion
L'Invention Collective, c.1935
L'Invention Collective
Collective Invention

1934 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1934 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1934: The Rape.
Le Viol, c.1934
Le Viol
The Rape

1933 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1933 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1933: Elective Affinities, The Human Condition, The Unexpected Answer.

1932 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1932: The Universe Unmasked.
La Belle de Nuit, c.1932
La Belle de Nuit

1930 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1930: Pink Belles, Tattered Skies, The Eternally Obvious, The Lifeline, The Annunciation, Celestial Perfections.

1931 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1931: The Voice of the Air, Summer, The Giantess.

1929 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1929 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

Le Trahison des Images
Le Trahison des Images
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe"

1928 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1928 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1928: The Lining of Sleep (started in 1927), Intermission (started in 1927), The Flowers of the Abyss (Les Fleurs de l'Abîme), Discovery, The Lovers I & II, The Voice of Space, The Daring Sleeper, The Acrobat's Ideas, The Automaton, The Empty Mask, Reckless Sleeper, The Secret Life, Attempting the Impossible, The False Mirror.
Le Faux Miroir
Le Faux Miroir
The False Mirror
Tentative de l'Impossible, c.1928
Tentative de l'Impossible
Attempting the Impossible
The Lovers
The Lovers
La Lectrice Soumise
La Lectrice Soumise
La Ruse Symetrique, c.1928
La Ruse Symetrique
Les Charmes du Paysage, c.1928
Les Charmes du Paysage
Les Fleurs de l'Abi^me 1, c.1928
Les Fleurs de l'Abîme
Les Jours Gigantesques, c.1928
Les Jours Gigantesques

1927 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1927 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1927: Young Girl Eating a Bird, The Oasis (started in 1925), "Le Double Secret", The Meaning of Night, Let Out of School, The Man from the Sea, The Tiredness of Life, The Light-breaker, A Passion for Light, The Menaced Assassin, Reckless Sleeper, La Voleuse, The Fast Hope, L'Atlantide, The Muscles of the Sky.
Le Double Secret, c.1927
Le Double Secret

1926 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1926 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1926: The Lost Jockey, The Mind of the Traveler, Sensational News, The Difficult Crossing, The Vestal's Agony, The Midnight Marriage, The Musings of a Solitary Walker, After the Water the Clouds, Popular Panorama, Landscape, The Encounter.
Les Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire, c.1926
Les Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire
The Musings of a Solitary Walker
La Rencontre, 1926/27
La Rencontre
The Encounter

1925 Rene Magritte Paintings

Selected list of 1925 paintings by Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte. See the Rene Magritte section of AllPosters.com for ready-to-hang framed art prints.

  • 1925: The Bather, The Window.

1923 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1923: Self-portrait, Sixth Nocturne, Georgette at the Piano, Donna.

1922 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1922: The Station, L'Écuyère.

1920 Rene Magritte Paintings

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  • 1920: Landscape.

Magritte on The Son of Man

The Son of Man, 1964
The Son of Man
Rene Magritte
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Belgian surrealist artist Rene Magritte discusses the meaning of his famous surreal painting The Son of Man:

"At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present." -– Rene Magritte

See interpretation: The Son of Man, 1964

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Le Blanc-Seing

Le Blanc-Seing
Le Blanc-Seing
Rene Magritte
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The French title of Rene Magritt'e famous painting Le Blanc-Seing (literal translation: "The Blank Signature") roughly translates as "free hand" or "free rein".

At first glance, the painting appears to be an ordinary painting of a woman on horse back riding through a forest. Yet as you look closer at the painting you realize that something is not right. The woman and horse are impossibly interlaced with the forest.

The painting violates the law of occlusion: closer objects should visually cover up objects positioned behind them. In the painting, the woman on the horse should be occluded by the tree in front of her. Yet we see her image in front of the tree.

Notice the tree covering the woman's right arm. It appears to be in front of her yet if you look at the base of the tree, you see that it is in the distance relative to the other trees. Is the tree in the distance or is it in the foreground? Also notice the gap in the trees at the horse's right shoulder. That is a gap yet Magritte treats it -- empty space -- like an object and moves it to the foreground. At first we could say that Magritte is just interlacing the woman/horse and the trees, but the "foreground gap" puts an even greater surreal spin on the painting -- what does it mean when empty space can be treated like an object?! Is "nothing" something? It all comes down to perception.

Le Blanc-Seing 1965 demonstrates an occlusion illusion. The painting was one of Magritte's last works before he died in 1967.

The "Waterfall" by M.C. Escher contains similar violations of global depth relations.

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The Empire of Light II

The Empire of Light II
The Empire of Light II
Rene Magritte
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Empire of Light II, 1950 depicts a scene of a house at night with a lamppost lighting a front portion of the house. If you look at the painting, you will notice that the sky is a daylight sky (not a night sky) while the house is shown at night. Most viewers do not notice this discrepancy at first, thinking that it is perhaps a scene "shot" at dusk. The scene is subtlely surreal -- it looks like a photograph, yet it is surreal because of the sky.

1950, oil on canvas, 31 x 39" (78.8 x 99.1 cm).
Location: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA.

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