Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather)
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2004

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Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather) 1929
'Threatening Weather' was painted during the summer of 1929 while Magritte was staying with Dalí near Cadaqués, in Spain. This painting is a perfect example of Magritte's use of familiar objects in an unexpected manner. The three objects float like clouds over the sea, in a way that suggests the scene is both natural and unnatural. They bear all the hallmarks of a dream image, both unsettling and erotic.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3887
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 54.00 x 73.00 cm (framed: 72.70 x 94.00 x 9.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995