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Magritte : the treachery of images

By: Ottinger, Didier(Edited by)

3791355988 / 9783791355986
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29 cm 201 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Centre Pompidou, Musâee national d'art moderne, Paris, 21st September 2016-23rd January 2017, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, 10th February-5th June 2017.

In this beautiful monograph, a collection of revelatory essays focuses on five common images in Rene Magritte's work-fire, shadows, curtains, words, and the fragmented body.

Featuring vibrant reproductions of more than 100 works, this book helps readers understand how the artist employed these images in ways both deceptive and realistic.

The book explores how he distorted accepted interpretations of classic symbols; why he so often used words as elements of his paintings; and how he applied aspects of the theater in his works.

As Magritte's paintings have become subsumed by the very commercialism they sought to ridicule, this volume takes a fresh look at an artist whose familiarity masks an incredible gift for deception and rapier-like intellect.


ACXD7 Art & design styles: Surrealism & Dada, AGB Individual artists, art monographs, AGC Exhibition catalogues & specific collections, FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

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