René Magritte. Surreal, or real? Don't we all put masks on every day in the "social construction of reality?"

René Magritte. Surreal, or real? Don't we all put masks on every day in the "social construction of reality?"

One of my favourite artists, Magritte's work.  I like how all his backgrounds and figures are so realistic, yet what they are doing is impossible.

One of my favourite artists, Magritte's work. I like how all his backgrounds and figures are so realistic, yet what they are doing is impossible.

The Mysteries of the Horizon (1955) oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte ~ 1955

The Mysteries of the Horizon (1955) oil on canvas painting by the Belgian surrealist René Magritte ~ 1955

Rene Magritte: are we really only faceless wonders in this world we live?

Rene Magritte: are we really only faceless wonders in this world we live?

René Magritte.  Have always loved the eerie stillness in his work - even with this flying dove it is a very quiet space.

René Magritte. Have always loved the eerie stillness in his work - even with this flying dove it is a very quiet space.

Il surrealismo è un movimento culturale molto diffuso nella cultura del Novecento che nasce come evoluzione del Dadaismo. il poeta André Breton conclusione che era inaccettabile il fatto che il sogno (e l'inconscio) avesse avuto così poco spazio nella civiltà moderna e pensò quindi di fondare un nuovo movimento artistico e letterario in cui il sogno e l'inconscio avessero un ruolo fondamentale.

Il surrealismo è un movimento culturale molto diffuso nella cultura del Novecento che nasce come evoluzione del Dadaismo. il poeta André Breton conclusione che era inaccettabile il fatto che il sogno (e l'inconscio) avesse avuto così poco spazio nella civiltà moderna e pensò quindi di fondare un nuovo movimento artistico e letterario in cui il sogno e l'inconscio avessero un ruolo fondamentale.

René Magritte Belgian, 1898–1967, The Banquet

René Magritte Belgian, 1898–1967, The Banquet

Image detail for -Magritte: Attempting the Impossible « Southeastern Art Gallery News

Image detail for -Magritte: Attempting the Impossible « Southeastern Art Gallery News

The Son of Man, Rene Magritte -- self-portrait with the hope of conveying important messages about the individual. Magritte stated “Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”

The Son of Man, Rene Magritte -- self-portrait with the hope of conveying important messages about the individual. Magritte stated “Everything we see hides another thing. We always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”

René Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967), L’acte de foie, 1960. Oil on canvas, 129.8 x 97 cm.

René Magritte (Belgian, 1898-1967), L’acte de foie, 1960. Oil on canvas, 129.8 x 97 cm.

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