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Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather)
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Le Temps Menaçant (Threatening Weather) 1929

On Display Modern One

'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