The Treachery of Images

The Treachery of Images

The Treachery of Images by Rene Magritte

The Treachery of Images by Rene Magritte was produced in 17th Century and is considered to be one of the famous artworks of Surrealism movement. The work can be viewed now at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

 

Medium: Oil Painting 

Subject(s): image, pipe
 

 

The Treachery of Images is an oil painting produced between 1928 and 1929 by Belgian artist Rene Magritte.

Rene Magritte painted The Treachery of Images when he was 30 years old.

The Treachery of Images was one of the most famous masterpieces of Rene Magritte in the field of Surrealism art. Here, Rene Magritte creates a three-way paradox. Rene Magritte painted a series of word image pictures from which The Treachery of Images belong during the late 1920s. The Treachery of Images painting shows a pipe and below this picture, Magritte painted in French “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” which means “This is not a pipe”. The phrase rather means that this painting was not of a pipe but an image of the pipe. The painting was currently on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The dimensions of the painting The Treachery of Images were 63.5 cm × 93.98 cm or 25 in × 37 in.

The work can be viewed at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California

 

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