The artistic world celebrated the 114th birthday of the Belgian surrealist painter Rene Magritte on November 21. His surrealist paintings are more than just visually impressive; they are frequently thought-provoking. His "The Treachery of Images" series of paintings shows realistically drawn objects titled "Ceci n'est pas…" (French for "This is not…"). His famed image of a pipe is captioned "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" ("This is not a pipe"). As Magritte himself stated: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it. And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe,' I'd have been lying!"
Magritte got a job designing wallpaper at a wallpaper factory, and as a sideline designed posters and advertisements. His first one-man exhibition, in 1927 in Brussels, was a flop, the art critics hating all 61 pieces shown. Magritte gained real fame in 1960 (shortly before his death in 1967) when his paintings influenced pop art and culture.
To celebrate the 114th 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.
(If you use any of his nude sources, please cover the models in bikini to make them safe for work).
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This contest is fueled by the following news: In general, the names of Magritte's paintings play a special role. They are always poetic and always in any way not related to the painting at first sight. And, in it, the artist saw their importance: he considered that the hidden poetic message of the name and painting further promotes the magical surprise, which Magritte viewed by designation of art.
The struggle is for this magic, the struggle against deceptive self-evidence of the ordinary person he has created, for example, such characteristic creativity image of the artist, as the man in mess-tin. Placing this, apparently, quintessence of depersonalized ordinary in different strange situations ("Golconda", "Le mois des vandages", "The Mysteries of the Horizon"), the artist sets up the simplicity of this image and the simplicity of the most visible ordinary under question.
In his creativity, the artist tried to solve the perception problem of the real world, interpret difference or identity between the image and actuality. Therefore, Magritte quite often used images in paintings such as mirrors, windows, eyes etc.