The Belgian Surrealist Artist

Rene Magritte (1898-1967): Bather (1925)
This elegant work is a fine example of Magritte’s early attempts to find a restrained, illustrative style… It bears comparison with contemporary Belgian Expressionism and also with the classicizing modernist styles that were then popular throughout Europe. We can recognize many of the elements that characterized his later paintings, such as the prominence of the sea and the mysterious sphere in the background…Rene Magritte Bather (1925)

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