Loved the Fimo I ordered. Haven't used it all yet, but I loved all the colors. The shipping costs were great! And it got to me very quickly. I will order from you again. Thanks!

Melissa Accoville, WV

More Testimonials »

René Magritte

René Magritte

(1898 - 1967)
Born: Lessines, Belgium
Style: Surrealism
Famous Works:
  • The Lovers (1928)
  • The Treachery of Images (1928-29)
  • The Son of Man (1964)
Though René Magritte studied art from a young age, he did not find his way artistically for some time. Magritte's mother committed suicide when he was only thirteen, an event that had a tremendous impact; it has been asserted that this experience would forever shape his work. Early in his career, Magritte dabbled in Impressionism and Futurism and studied in Brussels at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. The artist's first exhibition opened in 1927 and was the subject of tremendous criticism. Magritte was so upset by the response that he packed up and left Brussels. Magritte lived and worked in Paris until 1930, where he met André Breton and became involved with the Surrealists. His signature style was formed in this time, with his almost invisible brushwork, and compositions of seemingly unrelated objects. Often one element morphed into another, as the sky became a wall, or shoes became feet. This playful style revealed his interest in undermining reality, calling the viewer's preconceptions into question. One of Magritte's most famous paintings is The Treachery of Images, which attacked the acceptance of characterization and imagery. In the work, an image of a pipe is accompanied by the words, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", in English, "This is not a pipe." Magritte's trademark was a constant questioning of principles and beliefs, and an unwillingness to live within conventional artistic boundaries. He was included in several Surrealist exhibitions and his success became permanent in the second half of his career, when he received numerous commissions and awards. The graphic quality of his work has influenced many Pop artists, and is beloved today by a large audience.
Feeling inspired? Try out these fine products…

From $8.29

Up to 50% Off

Manhattan Easel

by Best

Solid oak construction

From $19.99

Storytelling with Collage

by North Light

Techniques for layering, color and texture.

Up to 60% Off

From $19.96

Watercolours Unleashed

by Search Press

Innovative techniques to inspire and invigorate artists.

Up to 58% Off

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Nov 21)
 

Craft-tastic Paper Bowl Kit

by Ann Williams Group

Great colorful bowls for your room

  Craft-tastic Paper Bowl Kit

 
List: $18.89
 
Non-Member: $13.99
26% OFF
 
VIP Member: $12.09
36% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

For many years I used the Elegant Writer pen for calligraphy. But the last few years I have been using it for creating art work. Check out my blog on www.myelegantwriter.com Or just google elegant writer to see how many people are using the pen in various ways. It's fun and an inexpensive way to make art.
- Phyllis L in North Dakota
As a cartoonist, I've found only the 100 nib to be one that acts like a brush in that it gives me the thick and thin line that I desire, and a very thin line as well. It handles well and is very flexible.
- Jerry D. in Terre Haute, IN
The order was sent out on a timley basis, and we were very satisfied with the customer service.
- Merryl Gaitan in Centerport, New York

Free Download for Kids

Download free coloring book pages Download FREE
coloring book
pages to color at
home or school.

View Pages »

Please wait...
Please wait...