The Romantic Life Of René Magritte by Mark Sheeky

G223A The Romantic Life Of René Magritte
Oil on panel
Jun to Jul 2010, Size 250x450 mm

Detail from The Romantic Life Of René Magritte by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
Inspired by a BBC documentary by Matthew Collings about the nature of beauty in art, this is about the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte. In the title his life is romantic; this is not about Magritte's love life. The apple represents God, a type of God, the type Magritte painted.

A group of butterflies flap in the sun. One contains elements of an apple and longs to be an entire apple.