Magritte

René Magritte, 1898-1967, Belgian. The painting above is called **"The Human Condition"** (1933)img:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/92/Wolleh_magritte.jpg **René François Ghislain Magritte** (21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian **surrealist artist**. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images. His work challenges observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality. *(source: Wikipedia)*Alternative painting: The Empire of Lights (1954)img:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b6/The_Empire_of_Light_MOMA.jpg by Annajenta

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