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Rene Magritte : 1898-1967 : thought rendered visible / Marcel Paquet ; English translation: Michael Claridge.

Paquet, Marcel, (author.). Claridge, Michael, (translator.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9783836503570
  • ISBN: 3836503573
  • Physical Description: 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour) ; 27 cm.
  • Edition: English edition.
  • Publisher: Koln : Taschen, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published in German. Koln : Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1992.
Summary, etc.:
From men in bowler hats, floating in the sky, to a painting of a pipe above the caption "this is not a pipe", Rene Magritte created an echo-chamber of object and image, name and thing, reality and representation. Like other Surrealist works, Magritte's paintings combine a precise, mimetic technique with abnormal, alienating configurations which defy the laws of scale, logic, and science: A comb the height of a wardrobe, rocks that float in the sky, clouds that drift through an open door. The result is a direct yet disorientating realm, often witty, often unsettling, and always prompting us to look beyond the visible, to what is hidden by what we see. This introductory book explores Magritte's vast repertoire of visual humour, paradox, and surprise which to this day makes us look and look again, not only at the painting, but at our sense of self and the world.
Language Note:
In English translated from the German.
Subject: Magritte, René, 1898-1967 > Criticism and interpretation.
Magritte, René, 1898-1967.
Painters > Belgium > Biography.
Surrealism > Belgium.
Genre: Biographies.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.