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Rene Magritte - Time transfixedTime transfixedRene Magritte

Time Transfixed (La Durée poignardée, 1938) is an oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. It is part of the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago and is usually on display in the museum's new Modern Wing.
The painting was one of many done for surrealist p...

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The false mirrorThe false mirrorRene Magritte

The image jolts the viewer by removing the eye from its usual context, presenting it without the face to which it belongs. It further disrupts expectation by placing a circular sky inside the otherwise ordinary oculus. Sometimes called “magical realism,” such juxtaposition of normally unrelated obje...

The Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The meaning of nightThe meaning of nightRene Magritte

The Meaning of Night is a painting by Rene Magritte to represent the fear of night in human being. Rene Magritte painted this artwork in 1927 by use of Surrealism Style. It is painted by use Technique oil on canvas with Dimensions 139 cm by 105 cm and is housed at Menil Collection, Houston.
The...

The Menil Collection (Houston, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - Personal valuesPersonal valuesRene Magritte

Here, the artist presents a room filled with familiar things, but he gives human proportions to these formerly unassuming props of everyday life, creating a sense of disorientation and incongruity. Inside and out are inverted by his rendering of a skyscape on the interior walls of the room. The fami...

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, United States)
 
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Rene Magritte - The Menaced AssassinThe Menaced AssassinRene Magritte

The Menaced Assassin (French: L'Assassin menacé) is a 1927 oil on canvas painting by Belgian surrealist artist René Magritte. The main subject of the painting, a blood-smeared nude woman, is seen lying on a couch. The assassin of the painting's title, a well-dressed man, stands ready to leave, his c...

Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States)
 
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Gustave Caillebotte - The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)The Floor Scrapers (also known as The Floor Strippers)Gustave Caillebotte

This painting is one of the first representations of urban proletariat. Whereas peasants (Gleaners by Millet) or country workers (Stone Breakers by Courbet) had often been shown, city workers had seldom been painted. Unlike Courbet or Millet, Caillebotte does not incorporate any social, moralising o...

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Rene Magritte - The Blank CheckThe Blank CheckRene Magritte

This painting utilizes a technique like that of the Schuster fork, and illustrates how the mind constructs the impossibility. The mind puts together the separate elements into a 'coherent' whole of these parts. The horse is thus bisected by a patch of background grass. Also, one of the tree trunks i...

 
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Rene Magritte - The looking glassThe looking glassRene Magritte

Renoir sold this painting to the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel, who supported the impressionists, after its completion. The painting, arguably one of Renoir’s most famous works, contains many of Renoir’s close friends, including his future wife, relaxing at the Maison Fournaise along the Seine River. ...

 
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Salvador Dali - Ballerina in a Death-s HeadBallerina in a Death's HeadSalvador Dali

'This painting is an example of Dali’s paranoiac-critical method, developed in the early 1930s. The aspect of paranoia that Dalí was interested in was the ability of the brain to perceive links between things which rationally are not linked. Dalí described the paranoiac-critical method as a ''sponta...

 
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Rene Magritte - GolcondaGolcondaRene Magritte

Magritte got the name for this painting from his poet friend Louis Scutenaire, who often helped him find names for his paintings. In this case, the name Golconda refers to a city in India, which was the seat for two different kingdoms from the 14th to 17th centuries. The richness of the region, as i...