Art of the Year - 1964

Friday, March 16, 2018
Art of the Year - 1964

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

The 1960’s was one of the most important decades in 20th-century art. Styles and movements that arose during this time include Pop Art, Op Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Performance Art and Arte Povera among countless other styles and movements.

The Son of Man, René Magritte, Painting, 1964.

The Son of Man is a 1964 painting by Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte, and is often cited as his best-known artwork. Magritte painted it as a self-portrait in which the man's face is largely obscured by an apple with his eyes peeking over the edge. Magritte has discussed the work as a symbol of how everything we see hides another thing. He also reflected on the collective, resolute interest in seeing and determining that which is hidden from our view.

Image on top: The Son of Man (1964) by René Magritte (1898-1967) Oil on canvas painting. From a private collection.

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Femme au béret orange et au col de fourrure (Marie‐Thérèse), executed 4 December 1937. Oil on canvas. 24⅛ x 18⅛ in (61.2 x 46.1 cm)

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