The Treachery of Images
|Type||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||63.5 cm × 93.98 cm (25 in × 37 in)|
|Location||Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California|
The Treachery of Images (French: La trahison des images, 1928–29, sometimes translated as The Treason of Images) is a painting by the Belgian René Magritte, painted when Magritte was 30 years old. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe.", French for "This is not a pipe."
The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture "This is a pipe," I'd have been lying!
|Magritte's The Treachery of Images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe), Smarthistory|
|René Magritte considers language and perception, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art|
- La Trahison des images (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), 1929, Painting, Oil on canvas. Purchased with funds provided by the Mr. and Mrs. William Preston Harrison Collection (78.7). On public view: Ahmanson Building 2nd Floor.
- Torczyner, Harry. Magritte: Ideas and Images. p. 71.
- "Olga's Gallery". Retrieved 3 October 2010.
- "Magritte's The Treachery of Images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe)". Smarthistory at Khan Academy. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
- "René Magritte considers language and perception". San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Retrieved March 16, 2013.
- Allmer, Patricia. René Magritte: Beyond Painting, Manchester University Press, 2009. ISBN 0-7190-7928-4.
|Wikiversity has learning materials about 1929/Margritte#Parody|
- This could be a pipe: Foucault, irrealism and Ceci n'est pas une pipe essay in irreal (re)views