Glass half dome paperweight with image by Rene Magritte showing a drawing of a pipe. Under his illustration, in Surrealist mockery of reality, he writes This is Not a Pipe in French (Ceci n'est pas une pipe). The colors are warm creams, browns and black.
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.