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Today Is Art Day Tote Bag - Pixel Art - Rene Magritte

$20.00

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About Today Is Art Day Tote Bag - Pixel Art - Rene Magritte

This Today Is Art Day Tote Bag is inspired by the self-portrait of the great artist: Rene Magritte.

The Son of Man by Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte is arguably one of surrealism’s most recognizable artworks. Simplistic and ambiguous, its meaning is left to the interpretation of the viewer, which was the artist’s intention.

Painted in 1964 and intended as a self-portrait, Magritte’s aim with The Son of Man was to create an enigmatic piece of art that would continue to amaze, entertain, and pique the curiosity of the viewer.

Details

  • Inspiration: René Magritte The Son of Man (1964)
  • Dimensions: 13.5" x 17.5" Inches
  • Material: Canvas
  • Care instruction: Washable. Dry flat.
  • © Estate of René Magritte / SOCAN (2021)
Magritte

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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