Magritte by Marcel PaquetMagritte by Marcel Paquet

Magritte

byMarcel Paquet

Other | August 18, 2017

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This is not a book: Everyday enigma from Belgium's leading Surrealist
 
From men in bowler hats, floating in the sky, to a painting of a pipe above the caption "this is not a pipe", René Magritte (1898–1967) 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 humor, 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.
 
About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions
Title:MagritteFormat:OtherDimensions:96 pages, 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.98 inPublished:August 18, 2017Publisher:Taschen America LlcLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3836503573

ISBN - 13:9783836503570

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a great artist Lots of great variety of Magritte's work. I'm interested in more books from this series but was disappointed to see such a lack of female artists in this series.
Date published: 2018-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Visually astonishing Great showcase of Magritte's artworks
Date published: 2017-11-17