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Magritte decorative pillow - Pillow Case - The Great War (1964)

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Decorative pillow case - Magritte

Our decorative pillow features The Great War" painting of surrealist painter and artist Magritte representing his self-portrait. With a four-generation legacy of designing and manufacturing tapestries in the fine French tradition, the Jules Pansu company was allowed to create a collection of designer pillows from the paintings of René Magritte with approval from the Fondation Magritte. The works were reproduced without modification, in strict compliance with the original colors and in full, perfectly faithful to Magritte "paintings. The manufacturer is an established weaving house since 1878 in France, renowned for jacquard-woven tapestries and fabrics in both traditional French and contemporary, innovative designs. Woven and preassembled in France by two awarded best craftsman of France".

Reproduction of Magritte artworks on the decorative pillow is in strict compliance with the original colors and in full, perfectly faithful to Magritte "paintings.

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Our decorative pillow comes without the inner cushion.

The Great War painting

The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front of a low wall, beyond which is the sea and a cloudy sky. The man's face is largely obscured by a hovering green apple. However, the man's eyes can be seen peeking over the edge of the apple.

"The Great War" was commissioned by Harry Torczyner in the summer of 1963 and delivered to him in August 1964. He had asked Magritte to do a self-portrait in the spirit of self-portraits by two Flemish painters, Rubens and Ensor, in which the artists wear hats. The title of this work was found by Irene Hamoir, a Belgian poet and an important member of the Belgian surrealist movement.

  • Painting: The Great War
  • Invisible zipper opening
  • 45cm x 45cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches)
  • Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester
  • Removable insert is NOT INCLUDED
  • Handmade in France
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    Magritte
    René Magritte was one of the most famous surrealist painters of all time. His ability to challenge perception inspired many artists to come, such as Andy Warhol, Jan Verdoodt and Jasper Johns. Furthermore, his idiosyncratic vision of Surrealism has won over the hearts and minds of millions. He worked across various media including painting, printmaking, sculpting, photography, and film. His depiction of normal, everyday objects rearranged in an unusual way allowed his viewers to take a deeper look at what was in front of them and realize what the image truly represented. One of his most well-known pieces, The Treachery of Images exemplifies his ability to give new meanings to objects. It is an image of a pipe, and beneath it, a message that reads, “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not a pipe”). This ability to make the mundane strange and the known unknown has solidified Magritte’s talents in the art world. Eventually, it has profoundly affected the Conceptualist and Pop Art movements, to this very day.

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