Night in Pisa (La nuit de Pise)

René Magritte Belgian

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Seeking to make the familiar unfamiliar, René Magritte used his art to question the nature of appearances. He devised a number of strategies—displacements and transformations—that unsettle the balance between nature and artifice, truth and fiction, and reality and surreality. Night in Pisa (La nuit de Pise) is a composition the artist explored several times in his later career, including his important commission of a panoramic selection of his favorite themes, painted at the Knokke Casino (1953) in Belgium.

Night in Pisa (La nuit de Pise), René Magritte (Belgian, Lessines 1898–1967 Brussels), Oil on canvas

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