René Magritte’s Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World)

This week’s Friday Favorite comes from our associate curator of education Lucy Stewart, who requested René Magritte’s Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World). Lucy told us why this piece has special significance to her:

I love Magritte’s The Heart of the World. It was one of the first works of art I remember seeing as a child that made me feel wonder. When we came to visit the museum, I would always find the Magritte first and just stare at it, seeing new things each time. It ignited my love of art, and it still fills me with wonder.

A painting depicts the head of a unicorn with a tower as its horn. against the background of dark mountains and a night sky with stars.
René Magritte, Le coeur du monde (The Heart of the World), 1956, Carnegie Museum of Art

What works from our collection are meaningful to you? Let us know on social media or send us an email at questions@cmoa.org.