René Magritte

René Magritte

Lessines 1898

René Magritte was a iconic figure in the development of Surrealism, especially in his native Belgium. Between 1916 and 1918 he studied at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels and began to paint in an impressionist style. In 1919 he was attracted to Futurism and soon his work drifted towards Cubofuturism. His discovery in 1922 of the metaphysical painting of Giorgio de Chirico would be decisive for the development of his artistic career from that moment on. In 1926 Magritte was the main promoter of Belgian surrealism, a group made up, among others, Camille Goemans and Paul Nougé. From that moment on, his works will have that surrealist style that will mark his journey until the end of his days.

Works by René Magritte