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Les Voyantes

Artist:
René Magritte (Belgian, Lessines 1898–1967 Brussels)
Date:
1930
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
8.9 x 9.1 cm. (3 1/2 x 3 9/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Gift of Georgette Magritte, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.1071a
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Although Magritte never used his photographs as preliminary studies, his whimsical, mysterious snapshots of his wife Georgette and their friends at home often look uncannily like the artist's paintings come to life.
René Magritte; Georgette Magritte

New Mexico Museum of Art. "In Camera," November 6, 1993–February 14, 1994.

Fundación "La Caixa", Madrid. "Lost Bodies, Photography and the Surrealists," November 23, 1995–January 14, 1996.

Caixa Forum, Fundacion "La Caixa", Barcelona. "Lost Bodies, Photography and the Surrealists," February 20, 1996–April 14, 1996.

Becker, Wolfgang, and Louis Scutenaire. Die Truglosen Bilder: René Magritte: Bioskop und Photographie. Cologne: Buchhandlung Walther Konig, 1976. p. 23.

Paquet, Marcel. Photographies de Magritte. Brussels, 1982. p. 29.

Magritte, René. Rene Magritte: Photographs. New York: Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1990. no. 7.

Dérision & Raison. Charleroi, Belgium: Musée de la Photographie à Charleroi, 1997. p. 15.

Roegiers, Patrick. Magritte et la Photographie. Ghent: Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 2005. no. 69, p. 62.



1982.1071b and 1982.1071c adhered to verso of mount. This photograph has been alternately attributed to Paul Nougé--see bibliography
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