The first reason why I chose The blank signature is because I love horses. Their colors are dark, sad, and mysterious colors, they make me feel weird on the inside. I don’t know what the picture means but it look sad.
The first time I saw the painting I thought it was normal, then I saw the space in the horse. It was very unusual painting. I think that because of the colors and the horse. The colors are darker than other paintings that I saw and the horse has a big hole in it.
The background of the painting is a forest. There is a lady wearing purple and is riding on a horse. The horse is chestnut which means orange and light brown. We can’t see the horse’s tail. In the horse there is a blank space.
About the artist.
René Magritte was born in November 21 1898. Sadly he died on August 15 1967, at the age of 68. He died because of pancreatic cancer in his own bed.
At the age of 12, he took art classes.
His first art work is called “Landscape” in 1920. The painting is beautiful with all its colors. He used cubism. His last arts were in 1967, they are called “Les Graces Naturelles, La Géante, The blank page, Good Connections, The Art of Living, L’art de vivre” and much more.
His style of painting is Surrealism. Surrealism is a cultural movement that is greatly known for its visual art works and writings.
The paints he made in 1918-1924 were influenced by futurism and by cubism of Metzinger. Many of his early works were influenced by the style in which Pablo Picasso painted.
On March 12 1912, his mother committed suicide, by drowing her slef in a river called River Sambre. This was not the first time she tried.
In 1916-1918, he study at Académie Royale de Beaux-Arts in Brussels. He studied under Constant Montald.
1936 his work was known in the United States. Wow that is amazing.
I look at more paintings and I found one that is really pretty by the same artist. The painting is called ” The Banquet”. This is one of the 100 pretty paintings that he painted.
I chose this painting because the colors are beautiful. The colors are sunset colors. You can see the sun with the trees. The colors are sad and happy. It makes me feel happy on the inside. I find this painting very original because of the colors.
The first time I saw this painting I had no words. It is so beautiful that I was speechless. I didn’t think that Magritte painted this picture.
In the painting there is a reddish sun in front of the trees. It looks like a sunset. The trees are grey. It is like if the person was on the porch.