Dimensions 70 cm x 50 cm 27.5" x 10.5" 1,000 pieces
This is not a pipe…or is it? Such is the question presented by The Treachery of Images, a classic example of surrealist art by famous Belgian painter, René Magritte. The Treachery of Images is part of a series of paintings featuring images paired with words. In his signature deadpan illustrative style, Magritte challenges the viewer with the paradox of language and visual representation. He states “Ceci n’est pas une pipe (This is not a pipe)” because it is not a pipe: it is a picture of one. Unabashedly simple, this oil on canvas is a masterpiece of surrealism.