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Rene Magritte was famous Belgian surrealist artist. His surreal works are not only visually impressive, but often thought-provoking.
His series of paintings titled “The Treachery of Images” shows the realistically drawn objects captioned “Ceci n’est pas…” (French for “This is not…”). His famous image of a pipe is captioned “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not a pipe”). As Magritte himself commented: “The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture ‘This is a pipe,’ I’d have been lying!”
Rene started his career as a designer at a wallpaper factory, and later was a poster and advertisement designer. His first personal exhibition in Brussels in 1921 got horrible critics reviews. Real fame came to Magritte in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
His works served as an inspirations for many artist, and for those who just wan to have some fun. We present to you best examples of Magritte paintings parodies.