Rene Magritte - Quotes

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Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist. ---->>>

To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been. ---->>>

Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. ---->>>

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 either, it is unknowable. ---->>>

The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown. ---->>>

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world.

Life obliges me to do something, so I paint. ---->>>

If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream. ---->>>

Only thought can resemble. It resembles by being what it sees, hears, or knows; it becomes what the world offers it. ---->>>

The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Belgian
Born: November 21, 1898
Birthplace: Lessines, Belgium
Die: 08-15, 1967
Occupation: Artist
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René François Ghislain Magritte (French: [ʁəne fʁɑ̃swa ɡilɛ̃ maɡʁit]; 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality (wikipedia)