The Treachery of Images by René Magritte (1929)
Probably one of the more famous pieces by Magritte — The Treachery of Images. Held at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the painting shows a pipe with the words, “This is not a pipe,” in French.
While it is clearly the image of a pipe, the words say otherwise. This was functional and indicative of Magritte’s Surrealist ideas. This masterpiece aims to create a paradox between words and images.
In fact, Magritte is right. This is not a pipe. It is a picture of a pipe.