The Lovers

Oil on canvas | 54.3 x 73.3cm | Paris 1928

René Magritte

In this unsettling image—the first in a series of four variations of Les Amants that Magritte painted in 1928—the artist invokes the cinematic cliché of a close–up kiss but subverts our voyeuristic pleasure by shrouding the faces in cloth. The device...
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