Friday, November 21, 2008

René Magritte | 110th birthday today . . .

When I clicked on Google today, this is what I saw.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA Google is celebrating the 110th birthday of Rene Magritte by incorporating some of Magritte's masterpieces with the Google logo. Ever so often, Google adds a "doodle" or a decoration they make to their logo. Over the years doodles have become one of the most beloved parts of Google. The doodle selection process aims to celebrate interesting events and anniversaries around the world that reflect Google's personality and love of innovation.

Today is René Magritte's 110th birthday.

Painting in the Museum of Modern Art.

Painting Sold November 5-6, 2008 in NYC
Christie's ~ Price Realized ~ $3,544,500.

René Magritte (1898-1967)
L'Empire des Lumières
Signed 'Magritte' (upper left)
Gouache on paper 11 5/8 x 9¼ in. (29.5 x 23.5 cm.)
Painted in 1947.

Happy Birthday to
René Magritte Belgian surrealist artist.

Content in a Cottage

1 comment:

Gal Friday said...

I had a book on Magritte's life and his paintings once and I lent it to a friend, but never got it back...hmmm...