Ludion Press, 1998 - Art - 335 pages
Published to commemorate the 100th birthday of the Belgian artist Rene Magritte (1898-1967), one of the most important and beloved Surrealists, this beautifully illustrated volume features essays by a number of renowned authorities on the artist. It accompanies the important centennial exhibition on view beginning in March 1998 at the Musee's Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique in Brussels.Magritte's art is known throughout the word. His paintings have become part of the modern vernacular, familiar not only to art lovers but to the general public as well through their reproduction on posters and in advertisements. Here, 300 paintings and gouaches are reproduced in full color and accompanied by individual scholarly commentaries; the essays are augmented by comparative and archival illustrations.Adding to the book's reference value, a special section highlights subjects such as Magritte and film and the Magritte archives, and features interviews with the artist, his colleagues, and his family.
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Handsome and serious yet accessible, this book catalogs an extensive exhibition held at the Royal Museum Brussels this year. It covers the full spectrum of Magritte's work, from the omnipresent, mass ... Read full review
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