Manet's Balcony1950 by René Magritte

"Magritte's brand of Surrealism is one that incorporates quotations of many kinds. This work, for instance, is based on 'Le Balcon', a canvas by Edouard Manet. Precisely by these frequent references to other artists, Magritte manages to make art itself the subject of discussion. The idea of personalised coffins – actually, a metamorphosis – was conceived following a drawing of a sittin..."
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Tags: balcony coffin
Media: oil on canvas
Period / movement: surrealism
Dimensions (h/w/d): 31 24 (80 60)
Location: Museum voor Schone Kunsten , Gent, Belgium