I've ordered from Misterart.com a couple of times so far and have yet to be disappointed. The quality is exactly what I expect and the prices are even better.

Becky Roanoke, TX

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 $7.99

How to Paint with Oils & Acrylics

by Lorenz Books

18 practical projects allow you to put your skills to use.

From $23.99

Painting Class Series

by Barron's

Valuable instruction for every art student.

Up to 30% Off

Brush Box

by Andrew Mack

Store your brushes as they dry!

From $3.56

C à Grain Drawing Paper Pads

by Canson

Premium quality for less

From $4.68

400 Series Toned Sketch Paper Pads (Wirebound)

by Strathmore

100% recycled, acid-free toned sketch paper

From $3.24

Prism Acrylic Paint Sets

by Palmer

Permanent, nontoxic, and water soluble
Deal of the Week
(valid thru Jan 17)
 

Infinity Paper Photo Corners

by Lineco

black, pack of 252

Acid free and won't harm your photos

  Infinity Paper Photo Corners

 
List: $7.59
 
Non-Member: $4.93
35% OFF
 
VIP Member: $3.80
50% OFF

Latest Product Reviews

I absolutely love these markers. The colors are beautiful. They are easy to use as well. These are a good price too.
- ShellyOtt in Orlando, FL
I use every day in my studio. I have tried other tapes but none compare with the 3M brand.
- Joseph in Michigan in Michigan
I agree with the other 5-star reviews. Compact and sturdy. I use a waterbrush, not the included brush.
- Russell in Tupelo, MS

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...