Rene Magritte Art Tote Bag
Alfa Romeo Art Tote Bag by Rene Magritte
- 15"H x 16"W x 4"D
- Art Print on Both Sides
- 100% Cotton Exterior & Straps
- Zipper Top Tote
- Interior Zip Pocket
- Hard, Flat Bottom
Our Rene Magritte tote bag has a secure zipper top, interior lining and inside zip pocket! This art tote bag features one of Magritte's early works - an ad for Alfa Romeo. This richly colored image is printed on both the front and back of the tote and the wide cotton straps are comfortable even when the tote is fully loaded! It has a hard bottom that helps it keep its shape and the inside zip pocket keeps phones, digital wallets or glasses safe & handy. This art tote with zipper top makes a special art gift for all your art fans!
Rene Magritte was born in 1898 in Belgium. He began drawing lessons at age ten, and in 1916, went to study a the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Brussels. His first works were impressionistic but he did not find the academy inspiring and soon left. He began his painting career after serving in the Belgian infantry for a short time, and working at a wallpaper company as a draftsman and producing advertising posters. Magritte was given the opportunity in 1926 to paint full time with a contract from a gallery in Brussels. It was then that he produced his first surreal painting which was not well received. Disillusioned, he moved to Paris and became involved in the surrealist group. When his gallery closed in 1929 he moved back to Brussels. During World War II he made his living working with his brother producing advertising posters and forgeries of paintings by Picasso and other artists. It wasn't until 1948 that he returned to the style and themes of his prewar surrealistic art. Magritte enjoyed his remaining years as a successful artist and died in 1967 in Brussels at the age of 68.