The ongoing relevance of Belgian painter Ren Magritte may lie in the semiotic character of his work and its ability to create chasms between the world, its surfaces and the signs we use to occupy it. Magritte's paintings offer a space for the viewer to contemplate the emptiness of signs and to locate that emptiness in a world we recognize--indeed, the artist relies on the props of normalcy in order to upend, invert and collapse them into the terra incognita where life leaves off and art begins. "The mind loves the unknown," he avowed, "it loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown." In Attempting the Impossiblewe have a new definitive Magritte monograph, replacing David Sylvester's volume of the early 1990s. Featuring more than 300 works, it contains much unpublished material and includes chapters covering Magritte's photography, drawings and influence on German and American contemporary art. Each chapter opens with a close reading of a key work--such as "The Treachery of Images" ("This is not a pipe") of 1928-29--and a reconstruction of its intellectual and historical contexts. Art historian Siegfried Gohr examines Magritte's marriage and friendships, the phases of his work (from his sunlit Renoir period and his "p riode vache" to his bright and visually arresting postwar work, which had such an influence on the advertising industry), the Belgian roots of his wit and sensibility and his word paintings and investigations into the paradoxes of representation.
Available for the first time in an English translation, this selection of René Magritte's writings gives non-Francophone readers the chance to encounter the many incarnations of the renowned Belgian painter--the artist, the man, the aspiring noirist, the fire-breathing theorist--in his own words. Through whimsical personal letters, biting apologia, appreciations of fellow artists, pugnacious interviews, farcical film scripts, prose poems, manifestos, and much more, a new Magritte emerges: part Surrealist, part literalist, part celebrity, part rascal.While this book is sure to appeal to admirers of Magritte's art and those who are curious about his personal life, there is also much to delight readers interested in the history and theory of art, philosophy and politics, as well as lovers of creativity and the inner workings of a probing, inquisitive mind unrestricted by genre, medium, or fashion.
A collection of paintings by the Belgian painter is accompanied by a description of his life and analyses of his artistic style.
This book offers a rethinking of Magritte’s art from a position informed by contemporary developments in art theory. The book employs a wide range of literary and philosophical/cultural theoretical frameworks to analyse Magritte’s art. It offers close readings of specific images, paying attention to neglected aspects of Magritte’s work, discussing the significance of cabinets of curiosities and encyclopaedias, trompe l’oeil, framing and forgeries. It addresses a range of intertextual relations between Magritte’s work and that of other Surrealist artists and the art-historical tradition. This book explores how Magritte’s art challenges conventional notions of originality, canonicity and coherence, revealing his work as being shaped by co-operations and co-options. It demonstrates that uncertainty, incoherence and negation lie at the core of Magritte’s oeuvre.
Ren Magritte Newly discovered works oil paintings gouaches drawings
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Ren Magritte 135 rue Esseghem Jette Brussels
In 1930 Rene Magritte left Paris -- and the Surrealist scene with which he was identified -- to settle in Jette, a suburb of Brussels, in Magritte's native country of Belgium. Magritte and his wife preferred to live in a house where they could have a proper kitchen and living room, instead of a cramped Paris apartment, and author Jan Ceuleers makes the argument that this decision -- and Magritte's subsequent years in Belgium -- had everything to do with the great painter's creative process The book documents the Jette years with full-color photographs of the preserved interior and exterior spaces of the house, photographs of the Matisses and all of their friends, and a detailed and revealing narrative of their life -- and Matisse's work -- during the period.
La Belle Captive
Based on the myth of the beautiful captive, this novel, first published in 1975 and reprinted with a critical essay, takes its themes from the paintings of the French surrealist, constructing a dream-like narrative suffused with eroticism, playfulness, and subversion.
Ren Magritte in New York
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"Careful explanations of Magritte's symbolism ... In addition, separate brief essays introduce special sections on Magritte's graphics, scultpture, and the murals at Knokke"--Cover.