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Le Miroir magique [The Magic Mirror] 1929

Not on display

This is one of a series of 'word paintings' made by Magritte in the late 1920s, in which the words and the image seem to be in conflict. The text and the image are given the same importance even though they contradict each other. Even the exact identity of the object is uncertain, despite the clarity of the style of painting. Magritte loved visual puns and paradoxes and was interested in the relationship between the painted image and the visible world and between text and image.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3997
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 73.00 x 54.50 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995