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Magritte - Mug - The Son of Man (1964)

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About The Son of Man mug

High-end ceramic mug featuring a Surrealist painting of Magritte representing his self-portrait, The Son of Man. The mug has a standard size and the white background enhances the subject and highlights all the details of Magritte's surrealist and famous artwork. The Son of Man mug comes with Magritte's biography especially written for our customers by Musart. Packaging is safe. Some more details about The Son of Man mug:

About The Son of Man painting

The Son of Man painting consists of a bowler-hatted man in an overcoat whose face is hidden behind a suspended leaves and a green apple. However, the man "eyes can be distinguished peeking over the edge of the apple.

The Son of Man was commissioned by Harry Torczyner in the summer of 1963 and delivered to him in August 1964. He had asked Magritte to paint a self-portrait in the spirit of self-portraits in which the subject wears a hat. Irene Hamoir, a Belgian poet and a prominent member of the Belgian surrealist movement, found the title of his work.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 3.75 x 3"diam
  • Material: durable, dishwasher-safe ceramic mug


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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