Belgian, 1898–1967. Rene Magritte attended the Academie des Beaux-Art in Brussels, which he would soon quit, citing it as a waste of his time. His works had influences of the Cubism movement, an art style popularized by Pablo Picasso. However, a few years later, Magritte realized that it was Surrealism that he enjoyed most. He quoted his artworks as visible images which concealed nothing and were created to evoke mystery, not to solve it. The Invention of Life, The Lover, and The Central Story are a few his major works. He would often paint found objects, choosing them from his daily life to force viewers to contemplate things usually taken for granted.