The Empire of Lights is a painting done by Rene Magritte. It was completed in 1934. The medium is oil on canvas. The painting is 4’11 1/2” by 3’8 7/8”. I like this painting because it shows both day and night in the same image. The sky is painted as if it is during daylight and the house and trees are painted as if it is during nighttime. It gives the painting nice contrast. The reflection in the water also adds to the painting.