Rene Magritte

Untitled

About this artwork

This gouache is one of a number of works on paper which were given by various surrealist artists to Wolfgang Paalen, so that he could combine them to form four surrealist portfolios. Each comprising fifteen original drawings, they were sold at the 1936 ‘International Surrealist Exhibition’ in London, with the aim to help fund surrealist publications. It relates to his celebrated painting ‘On the Threshold of Liberty’, which shows a room with walls made up of paintings. The recurring motifs of blue sky with clouds, bells suspended on a metal drape and hexagonal drums are explored throughout Magritte’s oeuvre.

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  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    GMA 3904
  • artist:
    Rene MagritteBelgian (1898 - 1967)
  • gallery:
  • object type:
  • subject:
  • materials:
    Gouache on paper
  • date created:
    About 1935 or 1936
  • measurements:
    26.60 x 20.60 cm
  • credit line:
    Purchased with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund 1995
  • copyright:
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2018.

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte