Magritte loved confronting the viewer with an impossible image that looks deceptively real. The fence in this picture seems perfectly normal but those foot-boots most certainly do not. Their meaning is a mystery. A title usually helps with an incomprehensible scene. Not this time. 'The red model' - red? model? - just adds to the confusion.
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|Title||Le modèle rouge III|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is on view in room i|
Thickness 3.5 cm
Width 136 cm
Height 183 cm
|Accession number||2992 (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Vereniging Rembrandt, Prins Bernhard Fonds, Erasmusstichting, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht 1979|
|Collector||Collector / Edward James|
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The Collection Enriched (2011)
Gek van surrealisme (2017)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte... (2016)
Magritte, Broodthaers & de hedendaagse kunst (2017)
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938 (2013)
Surreal Encounters - Collecting the Marvellous (2016)
Dal nulla al sogno (2018)
Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
|Geographical origin||Belgium > Western Europe > Europe|
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All about the artist
Lessen 1898 - Schaarbeek 1967
René Magritte studied at the academy in Brussels. He began as pattern designer in a carpet factory and as painter by painting and designing advertising posters...Bekijk het volledige profiel