The Happy Donor

This collage was inspired by the art work The Happy Donor (1966) de René Magritte.

The Happy Donor juxtaposes objects and images typical of René Magritte’s work. Firstly, the silhouette of the man in the suit and bowler hat, who blends in with the night landscape he is observing. Magritte is quoting himself here, reproducing his famous The Empire of Light: a lit-up house asleep at night, with a daytime sky dotted with stars and a crescent moon. The scene is punctuated by Magritte’s famous bell on a stone wall. As always with this artist, incoherent elements are realistically juxtaposed to make the familiar seem strange.

Created on June 29, 2023
Koudenberg 5, 1000 Brussel, België
Hunted by Stef.
Pictures by https://www.instagram.com/street_art_travels_/.

Marker details

FestivalIn The Tracks of Magritte
Date created2023-06-29T22:00:00.000Z
Camera usedSony ILCE-7M2
Artwork typePaste up
Artist nationalityFrance
Marker typeartwork