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 (mä-grēt′), René 1898-1967.
Belgian painter whose surreal works, such as Steps of Summer (1938), depict ordinary objects in unexpected or implausible situations.
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(French maɡrit)
(Biography) René (rəne). 1898–1967, Belgian surrealist painter. By juxtaposing incongruous objects, depicted with meticulous realism, his works create a bizarre and disturbing impression
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René, 1898–1967, Belgian painter.
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Thus, such word-famous art works as "Dance" by Henri Matisse, "The Son of Man" by Rene Magritte, "The Girl with a Pearl Earring" by Jan Vermeer, "The Kiss" by Gustav Klimt, "The Lovers" by Rene Magritte and many other works of eminent artists acquired a completely different shade and flavor.
Debating Witchcraft in Africa: The "Magritte Effect"
Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) is best known for his cerebral paintings that explore the distance between object, language and image.
Anne Neukamp, born in Diisseldorf, conducted a parallel pursuit in her exhibition "The Familiar Object," named after a 1928 work by Rene Magritte. Her practice approximates a media-theory update to the principles Foucault set forth at the conclusion of his extended essay on Magritte, "This Is Not a Pipe," first published in 1968.
Such fun is in store for readers as they embark on this book based on the work of the famed Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte. Laughter is guaranteed for children at KS1 but especially at KS2 and above.
Christie's auction house is offering one of the biggest works by surrealist painter Rene Magritte at an estimated price of 14 million pounds ($17.5 million) at the end of the month, possibly setting a record for the acclaimed artist.
Since the death of the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte in 1967, his unsettling images have achieved international prominence and, for better or worse, have embedded themselves in the global mainstream.
Summary: Most art aficionados recognize Rene Magritte's masterpiece "La trahison des images," (The Treachery of Images) of 1928-29.
Will Young first discovered Rene Magritte's art as a teenager.
PERSPECTIVES ITV 10pm Singer Will Young (right) shares his passion for the surrealist Rene Magritte. He visits the ae artist's native Belgium,and discovers tragedy, early marriage, and tips his bowler hat to Magritte's legacy.