• René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper
  • René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper

René Magritte - L'Empire des Lumières, 1954 - On Paper

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"THE EMPIRE OF LIGHT" (IN FRENCH: "L'EMPIRE DES LUMIÈRES") IS THE TITLE OF A SUCCESSION OF PAINTINGS BY RENÉ MAGRITTE. THEY DEPICT THE PARADOXICAL IMAGE OF A NOCTURNAL LANDSCAPE BENEATH A SUNLIT SKY. HE EXPLORED THIS VERY THEME IN 27 PAINTINGS (17 OIL PAINTINGS AND 10 GOUACHES) FROM THE 1940S TO THE 1960S. THE PAINTINGS ARE EXHIBITED AT THE GUGGENHEIM AND AT THE MOMA IN NEW YORK, AT THE GUGGENHEIM IN VENICE AS WELL AS AT THE MUSÉES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS IN BELGIUM. THE LAST PAINTING OF THAT SERIES TO BE SOLD AT AUCTION FETCHED THE RECORD PRICE OF 71,5M€ AT SOTHEBY'S IN LONDON. LITO HI-RND© TECHNOLOGY REVEALED TO THE MUSÉES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS OF BELGIUM THAT MAGRITTE HAD USED 15 DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLACK IN THIS VERY PAINTING.

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Framed: H. 136,3 cm / L. 107,4 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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