Rene Magritte A Little of the Bandit’s Soul is a classic piece with elements of surrealism. Of this piece, Magritte has written A Little of the Bandit’s Soul is the result of an inspiration which occured at the end of the research necessitated by the problem of the violin: as always, from the beginning of the research, the solution was contained in the first drawing (which included a ‘knot’), I had to discover what it indicated: the white knot of a formal collar. The first image is ‘good’ and would be worth painting, even though it is not an answer to the problem.” Therefore, this seemingly simplistic image of a violin represents deconstruction and rebirth.
Created after an original painting by René Magritte (1898-1967), this work is signed ‘Magritte’ in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 275 in pencil in the lower left margin.