This set of six plates features crisp reproductions of Surrealist René Magritte “beloved artworks, from “Le bouchon d’epouvante” (The Horrendous Stopper), 1966, “L’oiseau de ciel” (The Sky Bird), 1926, “La trahison des images” (The Treachery of Images), 1929, “Le bain de cristal” (The Cut-Glass Bath), 1949, “Le Sourire du Diable” (The Smile of the Devil), 1966, and “Ceci n’est pas une pomme” (This is not an apple), 1959.
Magritte was a painter of ideas; a painter of visible thoughts, rather than of subjects. He valued neither lyrical nor the abstraction. He described his paintings saying, My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, “˜What does that mean?’ It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing, it is unknowable.”
Material: durable, dishwasher-safe melamine.