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This is Magritte

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Belgian artist René Magritte’s biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man. The often unreliable nature of Magritte’s accounts of his own life have transformed his public image into a kind of fictional character rather than a ‘real person’. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art.

Description

Belgian artist René Magritte’s biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man.
The events of Magritte’s childhood played an important part in creating the surrealist, but it was his popular culture borrowings from crime fiction, advertising and postcards that has made his work instantly recognisable.
The often unreliable nature of Magritte’s accounts of his own life have transformed his public image into a kind of fictional character rather than a ‘real person’. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art.

Additional information

ISBN

9781780678504

Date Published

2016

Publisher

Language

English

Specifications

Hardcover, 18 x 23 cm, 80pp