Rene Magritte was a Belgian artist who was widely known for his Surrealist art. He was very good friends with the founder of Surrealism (Andre Breton), which was influenced by Freud and Marxism. His art was thought provoking, capturing simple everyday pictures and turning them into new meanings. His goal was to make the observer challenge their preconditioned perceptions of reality. His art focused on putting ordinary objects in unusual places. Some of his famous works include The Lovers, Golconda, The Son of Man, and Not to be Produced.