The Treachery of Images was 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.” This masterpiece of Surrealism creates a three-way paradox out of the conventional notion that objects correspond to words and images. Along with Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali, The Treachery of Images has become the most iconic images of Surrealism Movement.
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