Glass half dome paperweight with image by Rene Magritte showing his painting Son of Man / Le Fils de l'homme -- a man wearing a business suit and bowler hat with his face hidden by a green apple. The man's identity is obscured by the impossibility of a floating apple. Surrealism was a 20th century art movement which mixed improbably dreamlike images as a way to challenge a viewer's understanding of the natural world. The colors are green and black.
- Glass paperweight comes in an elegant presentation box with sateen lining suitable as a corporate or graduation gift.
- Part of the Parastone Gift Collection. (PN PMAG1)
- Measures 3 in W x 3 in L x 1.5 in H. Weighs 0.9 lbs.
Rene Magritte was a world renowned Belgian surrealist painter. His most famous work is undoubtedly La Trahison des images (the Treachery of Images) that bears the words Ceci n'est pas une pipe under the realistic depiction of a pipe. Art is merely imagination. And imagination was Rene Magritte's strength in his search for reality he utilized recurring visual elements in his paintings including the man in the bowler hat or the cloud theme.