I have been very impressed by your customer service. It's been a real pleasure dealing with you and look forward to doing business with you again. I will definitely recommend you to friends.

Ellen San Francisco, CA

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 $19.99

Wax and Paper Workshop

by North Light

Techniques for combining encaustic paint.

Up to 50% Off

Galeria Acrylic Colour Complete Set

by Winsor & Newton

The perfect gift for students and professionals

Up to 45% Off

Deluxe Lobo Wood Easel

by Best

Ideal for mixed media paintings

From $18.13

Up to 40% Off

XL Black Drawing Pad

by Canson

For bold and distinctive drawings.

Up to 41% Off

Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jul 18)
 

Snap Display Easels

by Pinnacle Frames & Accents

black, 8 in., wood front lip

High quality and affordable display easels

  Snap Display Easels

 
List: $19.88
 
Non-Member: $10.34
48% OFF
 
VIP Member: $7.36
63% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

This is an excellent product as far as price and quality. It is one of a kind; and the best deal in town!
- rick ,the artist in los angeles,cal
Very easy to use product at a fair price.
- william arvai in ozone park, ny 11417
This easel is so easy to set up, adjust, and break down. I'm buying a second one for my middle-schooler. It works great with boards, canvases, and both sizes of frame/tapestry loom that I use regularly.It is perfect for working outdoors on uneven ground.
- Kara in Arkansas

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...