René Magritte. Hegel’s Holiday. 1958. Oil on canvas. 61 x 50 cm. Private collection.
René Magritte ( November 21, 1898 – August, 15, 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. His intended goal for his work was to challenge observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality and force viewers to become hypersensitive to their surroundings.