Magritte’s Vision of a Modern-Day Venus

26 october | paris

‘L’Ingénue’ by René Magritte depicts a modern-day Venus. In this episode of Anatomy of an Artwork, discover how Magritte was inspired by his wife Georgette to create an iconic series of paintings which represented the classical ideas of beauty. Find out how he embraced surrealism and incorporated dreamlike landscapes into his wide ranging oeuvre. ‘L’Ingénue’ is just one of many artworks on offer in our Modernités sale (Paris | 26 October 2021). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos

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