• "Taking a Shine to Magritte"

    1 month ago - By Karin Jurick

    6 x 8"oil on panel
    Brett's comment to my finished painting was "The shine on the apple looks like the shine on the man's bald head." Such a great observation and it didn't occur to me.
    Rene Magritte's The Son of Man is widely known and endlessly satirized. Magritte painted this surrealist self-portrait in 1964. It's simplistic. It's ambiguous. Left to interpretation like most Surrealism-style works of art.
    Rene Magritte started his artistic career as an Impressionist but his wit took over, wanting to paint more thought-provoking subject matters. His first gallery exhibition in 1927 left...
    Read more ...