The Man with Hat and Dove statue
The Man with Hat and Dove statue is an adaptation of Magritte’s painting into a 3D sculpture. The Man with Bowler Hat and Dove (1964, Oil on canvas) shows a man wearing a business suit and bowler hat with his face hidden by a white dove. The man’s identity is obscured by the bird thereby reducing the man’s identity to a generic “businessman”. The portrait of the man can be viewed as a variation on Magritte’s painting “The Son of Man”, in which a man’s face is hidden behind an apple.
- Size: 6 x 5.25 x 5
- Material: resin with hand-painted details.
- Includes a color card with an image of the original painting and a description of the artist.
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Surrealism Art movement
Surrealism was a 20th-century art movement which mixed improbable dreamlike images as a way to challenge a viewer’s understanding of the natural world. Magritte is one of the greatest examples of this artistic movement.
Magritte’s quote that reflects his entire art:
“Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see, but it is impossible. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”