Follow us on our social networks!

René Magritte


René François Ghislain Magritte, born 1898, died 1967, was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became famous for his witty and thought-provoking images.

Magritte’s work frequently displays a collection of ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things. The use of objects as other than what they seem is typified in his painting The Treachery of Images (La Trahison des images), which shows a pipe that appears to be an advertisement for a tobacco store. Beneath the pipe, Magritte wrote “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not a pipe”). Although an apparent contradiction, this is actually true: the painting is not a pipe, but an image of a pipe.

”Chez Léon” has paid tribute to his memory by naming one of its classic dishes “This is not a Mussel”.

Articles similaires

Toots Thielemans

9 July 2021

Jean-Baptiste, Baron Thielemans (1922 – 2016), known professionally as Toots Thielemans, was a Belgian-American jazz musician. He was known for his harmonica and guitar playing, as well as his whistling... View Article

Read more

Le Chat, Philippe Geluck

9 July 2021

Le Chat (French for “The Cat”) is a Belgian comic strip, created by cartoonist Philippe Geluck. Le Chat is an adult, human-sized, obese, anthropomorphic cat who typically wears a suit.... View Article

Read more

Centenary signatures

12 July 2021

At the Léon centenary party in 1993, all the celebrity guests signed their names.

Read more

SUBSCRIBE

to the Newsletter

Fill in the form

and receive all our offers and promotions by email!

Merci !

Votre inscription a bien été réalisée.

ABONNEZ-VOUS !

à notre Newsletter

You have successfully subscribed to our newsletter!