René Magritte, Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature), 1953

Images of René Magritte, Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature)

Two mossy stone figures with human legs and fish torsos sit leaning against each other on a mossy stone by the seashore. On the horizon the shape of a double-masted sailing vessel made out of water rises out of the sea and cuts into the blue, cloud-filled sky.
René Magritte, Belgian, 1898–1967
Les merveilles de la nature (The Wonders of Nature), 1953
Oil on canvas
30 1/2 × 38 5/8 in. (77.5 × 98.1 cm); framed: 38 1/4 × 46 1/4 × 21/2 in (97.2 × 117.5 × 6.4 cm) encased: 39 × 47 × 3 3/8 in (99 × 119.4 × 8.6 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Joseph and Jory Shapiro, 1982.48
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago