The drawing depicts a leaf shaped tree by a stream.
La GÃ©ante by René Magritte, 1936
- Graphite on paper
- 28.9 x 23.9 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £28,678 ( Total: £67,678; Tax remission)
- Acquired in:
- Private vendor
The tree's foliage has been replaced by rows of bricks. On one side of the stream is a curtain and on the other a canon ball, both on a grassy ground. This drawing relates to a group of paintings all titled La Geante, the first of which is dated 1935. In only one of these the artist replaced the vegetative structure of the tree's foliage with bricks, as he does for the drawing. RenÃ© Magritte was one of the most important Belgian Surrealist artists.
Given by the artist to Sir Herbert Read; private collection.