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Magritte's 1949-1960 Gallery


Gallery 1949-1960 Mature PeriodMagritte's 1949-1960 Gallery
By 1949 Rene Magritte had moved beyond his "Vache" period of late 1947 and early 1948 and returned to his successful painterly style. He was represented by international art dealer Alexander Iolas and his prospects were on the rise.  In 1949 he published thè manifesto "Le Vrai Art de la peinture," in which he wrote, "The perfect painting produces an immense effect only for a very short time,"  and  "The art of painting is an art of thinking, whose existence underlines the importance of the role held in life by the eyes of the human body' (translation - Modern Art, Thames and Hudson 1974). Central to Magritte's art is his conviction that the role of painting is not to represent but to stimulate a reaction at an altogether deeper level.
During the period of 1949-1960 Magritte produced some of his most important works. In 1949 h…