This piece of art is of particular interest to me because it is not an ordinary landscape or portrait painting. This piece of art requires some thinking in trying to grasp what the artist is trying to portray through their artwork. The artist of this oil on canvas painting is René Magritte. René Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist who took everyday objects and gave a new perspective on them though his artwork. Magritte did not start his initial career as an artist, originally he designed wallpaper and advertisements to pay the bills, painting was just a hobby of his. Then from 1927-1930 his artwork finally became popular, and remained popular the rest of his life. This particular oil on canvas painting is called The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l’homme). The painting is of a man in an overcoat wearing a bowlers hat standing in front of a short wall and the sea and cloudy horizon behind him. This isn’t your average everyday “By-the-Sea” picture though. The man strangely enough has an apple floating on the area where his face would be. You can see the corner of his left eye but that is it. This painting makes me feel very curious about what this man’s other facial features look like, almost mad. This image projects the idea that it is human nature for us to be curious, not only what this man’s face looks like, but the unknown in general. Magritte uses fairly neutral colors around the man in the overcoat and bowler hat. The two really bright colors that really jump out at the viewer is the red neck tie and the green of the apple. Overall René Magritte does and excellent job of connecting to the viewer and getting his message across.