• René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper

René Magritte - Shéhérazade, 1948 - On Paper

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“SHEHERAZADE” IS ONE OF MANY PAINTINGS THAT RENE MAGRITTE MADE ON THE THEME OF THE TITULAR STORYTELLER FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, WHOSE ROLE WAS TO DELIVER SUCH WELL-KNOWN TALES AS ALADDIN AND ALI BABA. RENÉ MAGRITTE’S SHÉHÉRAZADE IS SYMBOLIC OF OPULENCE, EXOTICISM AND EVEN EROTICISM. THE FACE THAT APPEARS BEFORE US IS FEMININE AND SENSUAL, MAKING IT APPEAR AS IF WE ARE STARING AT A VEILED WOMAN FROM A MYTHICAL HAREM. MAGRITTE FOCUSES OUR ATTENTION ON HER EYES AND HER DELICATE RED LIPS, THE LOCATION OF ALL HER POWER. WITH HER FEATURES SUSPENDED IN A DELICATE ARABESQUE OF PEARLS, THIS COMPELLING FIGURE BECOMES A VISUAL REMINDER OF THE VEILS DRAPED OVER THE TRUTH OF THINGS. TO KNOW WHAT IS REAL, WE MUST LOOK BEYOND EXTERNAL CLUTTER.

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Non Framed:H. 48,5 cm / L. 57,6 cm
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RENÉ MAGRITTE, BORN ON NOVEMBER 21, 1898, IN LESSINES, BELGIUM, WAS A PROMINENT BELGIAN SURREALIST ARTIST. HE IS CELEBRATED FOR HIS THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND ENIGMATIC PAINTINGS, OFTEN FEATURING EVERYDAY OBJECTS IN UNUSUAL AND DREAMLIKE CONTEXTS. MAGRITTE'S WORK CHALLENGED CONVENTIONAL NOTIONS OF REALITY AND PERCEPTION. HE GAINED INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR HIS DISTINCTIVE STYLE AND CONTINUED TO INFLUENCE THE SURREALIST ART MOVEMENT. MAGRITTE PASSED AWAY ON AUGUST 15, 1967, LEAVING A PROFOUND IMPACT ON THE WORLD OF ART.

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