Super Mario Recreations Of Famous Surrealist Paintings Are Magnifique

Three years ago, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto told me that he had the work of Surrealist painter Rene Magritte floating around his head when he was crafting the few first Super Mario games. It makes sense when you think about it. There’s a certain mind/eye trickery in the Mario games that definitely has its roots in the Surrealist movement. So, making Mario game versions of famous Magritte canvases? Utter genius.

These pixel homages are the work of some unnamed mastermind at Our Princess is in Another Castle of the Pyrenees! The site description says the following: “somewhere in that lucid dream between the mushroom kingdom and subcon... a surreality of pipes, plants, airships, dinosaurs, talking fungi, combustible flowers and flying turtles.”

I really hope that Shigeru clicks on that link and has a few good, deep laughs.


    I went to an absolutely fabulous Magritte exhibition in Vienna a couple of years ago, and have a couple of prints hanging on my walls. Would love to get one of those pixelart done as a counterpoint. Great stuff.

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