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Magritte and Contemporary Art


Magritte and Contemporary Art: The Treachery of Images An Artist Ahead of His Time, and Ours Images: John Baldessari's gallery design features Magritte's Personal Values next to Vija Celmins's Untitled (Comb), with Jeff Koons's stainless steel Rabbit in the right foreground.Left: the entryway to the exhibition, with Magritte's The Treachery of Images (This is not a pipe) on the far wall. Installation photos by Steve Oliver. The Installation NOTHING WILL QUITE PREPARE YOU for the setting of LACMA's astonishing new show featuring the works of René Magritte and thirty-one contemporary artists. As Suzanne Muchnic wrote in the Nov. 12 Los Angeles Times, “John Baldessari, a pioneering conceptualist represented in the show, has designed an installation intended to turn the galleries—and visitors' experience—upside down. The entrance will re-create ‘The Unexpected Answer,’ a Magritte painting of a door with a cutout silhouette of a gh…

Rene Magritte Belgian Painter


Rene Magritte Belgian Painter Movement: Surrealism Born: November 21, 1898 - Lessines, Belgium Died: August 15, 1967 - Brussels, Belgium TABLE OF CONTENTS Synopsis
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Resources QUOTES 1 of 6 "Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist." Rene Magritte "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." Synopsis Surely the most celebrated Belgian artist of the twentieth century, Rene Magritte has achieved great popular acclaim for his idiosyncratic approach to Surrealism. To support himself he spent many years working as a commercial artist, producing advertising and book designs, and this most likely shaped his fine art, which often has the abbreviated impact of an advertisement. While some French Surrealists led ostentatious lives, Magritte preferred the quiet anonymity of a middle-class exis…