A Magritte painting of a glass of water perched on top of an umbrella.

365 Days of Art: November 21 – Magritte is Born, Monet’s Aunt Buys Him Out of the Army

A Magritte painting of a glass of water perched on top of an umbrella.
Magritte, Hegel’s Holiday, 1958, 18″ x 15″

November 21, 1898

Rene Magritte is born.

Monet's painting of a boat on a river with a sunrise through a cloudy haze behind.
Claude Monet, Impression: Sunrise, 1873

November 21, 1862

Monet is dishcarged 5 1/2 years early from the army, after his aunt pays the replacement fee (i.e., to hire another soldier) so he can get on with his art career.

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