Magritte

Author(s): Marcel Paquet

Art - History and biography

A sense of the amazing, the surprising, and the ridiculous in Magritte's paintings It is impossible to overlook the influence of Ren�© Magritte (1898-1967) on contemporary art. His surrealistic painting turns the usual order of things ironically on its head, thus restoring mystery to a world that has lost its magic. His work typically conveys a sense of the amazing, the surprising, and the ridiculous - but also the unsettling. Without a specific message, Magritte's paintings nonetheless speak to us, creating a connection between opposites on an associative level. Thus a dinner roll can with complete naturalness fly past a barred dungeon opening. In discussing his art, Magritte spoke of 'inspired thoughts': he was indeed a painter-philosopher who thought in pictorial form and moved with seemingly playful lightness in the exalted atmosphere of his own imagination.

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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9783822863183
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : Taschen GmbH
  • : May 2000
  • : 230mm X 180mm X 6mm
  • : Germany
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marcel Paquet
  • : Hardback
  • : 759.9493
  • : 96
  • : Col.ill.