Tag : Rene Magritte

Yawn

Yawn

I can’t tell you how much the Surrealists hated mornings because I made it up. Still, the evidence is there…and there…and there.   You can find more unbelievable tales like this in my new book, Peter Duggan’s Artoons.   “Irreverent and uproariously hilarious…Peter Duggan’s Artoons is sensational…I can’t remember when I last laughed so much…I’m blown […]

True Romance

True Romance

First published in The Guardian, 16 April 2014   Cinderella’s life story is a  true rags to riches fairytale. She went from nothing to ultimately marrying the most desirable man in the kingdom. Prince Charming was ridiculously good looking – a fortunate genetic accident that partially compensated for his extreme stupidity. By asking every single woman […]

This is not a knife

This is not a knife

First published in The Guardian online, 23 June 2011 This is a riff on Rene Magritte’s famous painting The Treachery of Images. It shows a pipe. Written below it are the words “Ceci nest pas use pipe.”, French for “This is not a pipe.” This highlights the fact that, despite its realism, this is a painting […]

Surrealists in love - Magritte and Dali

Surrealists in love – Magritte and Dali

First published 19 September 2012

Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte

First published in guardian.co.uk on 23rd June 2011