Flaneur’s Gallery: René Magritte

René Magritte's oil painting, The Mysteries of the Horizon, depicts three seemingly identical men in bowler hats. They are in an outdoor setting at twilight. Though they appear to be sharing the same space each one also seems to exist in a separate reality. Each one is turned toward a different direction. In the sky above each figure is a separate crescent moon.
René Magritte. The Mysteries of the Horizon. 1955. [Source: Wikipedia]

Couldn’t get enough bowler hats today. According to Wikipedia:

The painting depicts three seemingly identical men in bowler hats. They are in an outdoor setting at twilight. Though they appear to be sharing the same space each one also seems to exist in a separate reality. Each one is turned toward a different direction. In the sky above each figure is a separate crescent moon.

Men in bowler hats have appeared frequently in Magritte’s work since his 1926 painting The Musings of a Solitary Walker. They are represented as having undefined or identical personalities.

I haven’t found the paining’s provenance or current location.

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