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The Empire of Light by René Magritte

René Magritte, Empire of Light, 1953-1954, Venice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection | © Courtesy Peggy Guggenheim Collection


The painting The Empire of Light is an artwork created by René Magritte between 1953 and 1954 that is part of the Peggy Guggenehim Collection in Venice. The painting depicts a dark street illuminated by a lamp against a bright ceiling dotted with clouds. The work simultaneously presents both night and day in a sort of visual paradox, accentuated by the attentive and analytical style so typical of the Belgian surrealist.



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