This is Not a Pipe is a painting by famous Belgium artist René Magritte. The work shows a pipe, but below it, the artist there is a quote by the artist in French “Ceci n’est pas une pipe,” which when translated to English, means “This is not a pipe.” The work was created in 1929 […]
Although inspired heavily by surrealism, René Magritte’s work stands out easily from other well-known surrealist painters such as Max Ernst and Salvador Dalí. Additionally, unlike other surrealist painters, Magritte’s work was not based on characters and scenes from the painters’ subconscious. Rather, Magritte focused on painting day to day objects in absurd and illogical combinations.