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A sense of the amazing, the surprising, and the ridiculous in Magritte's paintings

 

It is impossible to overlook the influence of René 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.

About the Author

Marcel Paquet was born in 1947 in Jumet, Belgium. After obtaining his doctorate in 1978 from the Free University of Brussels with a thesis entitled "La Différence des Penseés de Kant et de Hegel dans la question de l'essence de l'art", he began work on a monumental "Encyclopédie philosophique de la peinture contemporaine". Dividing his time between Brussels and Paris, he has published a number of books on such subjects as Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Botero, and Hans Bellmer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783836531221
Author:
Paquet, Marcel
Publisher:
Taschen
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
ARCHITECTURE / General
Subject:
ART / Individual Artists / General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
25
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
20120631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
11.8 x 9.4 in 3 lb

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