Magritte Art

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/23/2011 11:00
  • Ended: 11/26/2011 17:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 34
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
  • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
Magritte Art
Contest Directions: Rene Magritte (1898-1967), a Belgian surrealist artist, was born on November 21, 1898.
To celebrate the 113th birthday of Rene Magritte, photoshop any of his paintings. Some examples are: show how he would have created his works in the modern days, what people or objects he would choose, etc.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/23/2011 11:00
    • Ended: 11/26/2011 17:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 34
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
    • FN Advanced 4th Place $1
34 pictures
  • Magritte Fish with Howard Stern

    Magritte Fish with Howard Stern
  • Elephant on The Apple Balloon

    Elephant on The Apple Balloon
  • Modern Magritte Wall Painting

    Modern Magritte Wall Painting
  • George Clloney with an Apple and a Pipe

    George Clloney with an Apple and a Pipe
  • Magritte Surreal Artist

    Magritte Surreal Artist
  • Joe Biden Painting Barack Obama

    Joe Biden Painting Barack Obama
  • Metal Balls Fleeing Museum

    Metal Balls Fleeing Museum
  • Transfixed Time

    Transfixed Time
  • Keira Knightly by Magritte

    Keira Knightly by Magritte
  • A Magritte Perspective

    A Magritte Perspective
34 image entries
Register to post comments and participate in contests.
This contest is fueled by the following news: From 1916 through 1918, Magritte studied at the Royal Academy of Arts (Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts) in Brussels. After graduating, he worked as a wallpaper and advertisement designer. Magritte's early works were Cubism and Futurism in style under the influence of the creative work of the French artist Fernand Leger. In 1922, Magritte married Georgette Berger, whom he had met when he was 15 years old. After the wedding, she became the artist's sole model for paintings. The acquaintance with Giorgio de Chirico's "Pittura Metafisica" ("Metaphysical Painting") and Dadaistic poetry was an important artistic turning point for Magritte. In 1929, Magritte joined a group of Dadaists and cooperated in the magazines "Aesophage" and "Marie," together with Jean Arp, Francis Picabia, Tristan Tzara, and other Dadaists. In 1925-1926, he painted "The Oasis" and "The Lost Jockey"—his first surreal painting. In 1927-1930, Rene Magritte lived in France, participated in the activities of a group of surrealists, and established a close relationship with Max Ernst, Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, Luis Bunuel, and especially with the poet Paul Eluard. In Paris, Magritte's system of conceptual painting was finally formed and remained almost unchanged until the end of the artist's life. The sensation of tension and mystery is constantly present in the pictures of the artist Rene Magritte ("Companions of Fear," 1942; "The Flavor of Tears," 1948; "The Explanation," 1954). A strange night landscape shines under the clouds of a daylight sky ("The Empire of Lights," 1954). Magritte masterfully created the contrast between beautifully, carefully drawn strange combinations of irreal objects and natural surroundings, to which end the artist actively used in his works the symbols of mirrors, eyes, and windows ("The False Mirror," 1935; "The Key to the Fields," 1936; "Beautiful World," 1962). Magritte's fondness for philosophy and literature was reflected in many of his paintings, for example, "The Gigantess" (after Baudelar), 1929-1930; "The Domain of Arnheim" (after Edgar Poe), 1938. In the 1940s, Magritte attempted to change is style of painting. But the artist's so-called creative periods plein-soleil in 1945-1947 and epoque vache in 1947-1948 didn't prove to be effective and Rene Magritte returned to his previous manner. In the 1950s, Magritte executed two fresco cycles: "The Enchanted Realm" (1953) for a casino in Knokke-le-Zut and "The Ignorant Fairy" (1957) for the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi. Rene Magritte died in bed from pancreatic cancer on August 15, 1967 in Brussels at an age of 68 years, 8 months, and 25 days.