About The Son of Man mug
High-end ceramic mug featuring a Surrealist painting of Magritte representing his self-portrait, The Son of Man. The mug has a standard size and the white background enhances the subject and highlights all the details of Magritte’s surrealist and famous artwork. The Son of Man mug comes with Magritte’s biography especially written for our customers by Musart. Packaging is safe. Some more details about The Son of Man mug:
- Dimensions: 3.75 x 3″diam
- Material: durable, dishwasher-safe ceramic mug
About The Son of Man painting
The Son of Man painting consists of a bowler-hatted man in an overcoat whose face is hidden behind a suspended leaves and a green apple. However, the man “eyes can be distinguished peeking over the edge of the apple.
The Son of Man was commissioned by Harry Torczyner in the summer of 1963 and delivered to him in August 1964. He had asked Magritte to paint a self-portrait in the spirit of self-portraits in which the subject wears a hat. Irene Hamoir, a Belgian poet and a prominent member of the Belgian surrealist movement, found the title of his work.
About René Magritte
Surrealism in Magritte’s artworks transcends his desire to showcase everyday scenes beyond the eye perception. He was a painter of ideas. He often painted subjects that weren’t representing what they seemed to be. His style is also famous for representations of hidden faces such as a bowler-hatted man featured on The Son of Man mug.
The Son Of Man.” © Fondation Magritte / C. Herscovici Le fils de l’homme” (1964).