Goody Two Toe Shoes. Magritte by Woodie

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Granddad’s slippers and granddaughter’s booties. decorated with acrylic paints as Rene Magritte 1935 The Red Model shoes.
College project 1999. see next image as well for inspiration.

Magritte’s The Red Model itself became a model through its use as a cover for the second edition of Andre Breton’s Le Surrealisme et la Peinture. In 1945 Duchamp and Donati collaborated on a window display promoting the book at Brentano’s, the New York bookstore. They reproduced the shoes in emulation of Magritte.

I’m entering this into the ALT-ART Expo, sponsored by Solo
Featured in Top Ten Challenge, Painters Universe 29th March 2011

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My main interest is painting Aviation Art.
I get a lot of enjoyment researching the historical background behind the picture I’ve been commissioned to paint.
I work in acrylic on my big paintings on canvas board but use water colors, pastels, soft and oil, for smaller pieces.
I also enjoy doing pet portraits in soft pastels on tinted paper, from photographs. Ideal presents for Xmas and birthdays.

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  • Chookas
    Chookasabout 6 years ago

    What a great interpretation of such a fun ekphrasis in itself!
    ☼ BRAVO! ☼

  • Thanks Chookas!!!
    They are fun, are they not!!!
    I’m getting new slippers for Xmas!!!LOL
    cheers Neil

    – Woodie

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 6 years ago

    A great piece, Neil !!
    it would be great fun to wear these in the street, get lots of laughs !

  • sarahhoffman
    sarahhoffmanalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks Sarah,

    – Woodie

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethalmost 5 years ago

    exellent ! hahah work:)

  • Thanks Lisa

    – Woodie

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    Wow, do I ever love these. Yes, so glad you submitted them to Solo. Wonderful, Neil.
    Here, post them in this forum, as that’s where we’re holding the Alt-Art Expo.

    Going to look at the next one now. These are fantastic.

  • I think I’m on the right page now,
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • David  Parkin
    David Parkinalmost 5 years ago

    Nice one Neil my old buddy . . . is this the geer you put on doon the Big Market on a Friday neet LOL

    Good work, and many congrats, you deserve success for your hard work and dedication :-)

  • Hi Dave and thanks,
    The only time I was down the Bigg Mkt on a Friday night was when I was working late back in the 90s.
    Cheers Neil

    – Woodie

  • m catherine doherty
    m catherine do...almost 4 years ago

    very cool love it-fun!

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 4 years ago

    ♣ March 29th, 2011

  • Thanks Mary for organising these challenges.
    Regards neil

    – Woodie

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