Magritte 1898-1967

Magritte 1898-1967

Book - 1998
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Published to mark the centenary of his birth and to accompany an exhibition at the Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels from March 1998, this is an illustrated study of the Belgian Surrealist painter, Rene Magritte. Three hundred paintings and gouaches are reproduced in colour and accompanied by essays and comparative and archival illustrations. There is also a section presenting topics such as Magritte and film, the Magritte archives, and interviews with the artist, his colleagues and his family.
Publisher: Ghent, Belgium : Ludion Press : 1998
ISBN: 9780810963597
Branch Call Number: 759.9493 M632o
Characteristics: 335p illus


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When it comes to the artists of the "Surrealist Movement" (1920's to 1930's) - (painter) Rene Magritte definitely ranks right up there as being one of my very favorite of all.

Born (1898) in Lessines, Belgium - Magritte produced his first surrealist paintings in 1926 and when they were presented through a well-known art gallery, they were panned outright by critics.

With obvious wit and insight - Magritte produced many thought-provoking images, simply by presenting ordinary objects in a highly-unusual context.

This glossy volume contains 300 paintings in all that impressively cover the full spectrum of Magritte's work throughout his lifetime.

*Note* - In 1967 - Rene Magritte (68 at the time) died of pancreatic cancer.

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