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    René Magritte Essay

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    René Magritte Belgian Surrealist artist René Magritte was a master not only of the obvious, but of the obscure as well. In his artwork, Magritte toyed with everyday objects, human habits and emotions, placing them in foreign contexts and questioning their familiar meanings. He suggested new interpretations of old things in his deceivingly simple paintings, making the commonplace profound and the rational irrational. He painted his canvasses in the same manner as he lived his life -- in strange modesty

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    René Magritte once said “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” Nearly his whole life’s work was devoted to uncovering what was seen by the eye. His work gave a new perspective to many daily things, and helped to popularize a new style of art, surrealism. René Magritte was born on November 21, 1898 in Lessines, Belgium. He was the the oldest of three boys in a well-off family. Two major events influenced his career as an artist. The first was

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    Ghislain Magritte Essay

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    Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte was born November 21, 1898 in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, Belgium, he was the oldest child and his father was a wealthy manufacturer. In 1910 at age 12 he started taking drawing lessons and in 1912 his mother had committed suicide by drowning herself in the river. The legend says that Magritte was present when they had removed her body was retrieved and is said to be the source of several of Magritte’s painting in 1927 to 1928 of people’s clothing covering

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    Rene Francois Ghislain Magritte was born in November 21, 1898 in Lessines, Belgium. Rene Magritte was a surrealist artist and he was known for his witty and thought-provoking images, and for painting objects in unusual context, and the challenging the perception reality. His Surrealism inspired and influenced pop culture, minimalist and conceptual art. Hardly enough is known about Magritte’s early life. March 12, 1912, his mother committed suicide after several attempts. Magritte’s father, Leopold

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    The two artworks I have chosen to discuss in this paper are 3-D sculptures of two renowned artists. These surrealists of two amazing sculptures are Rene Magritte and Victor Brauner. Both of their artworks are located at The Menil Collection, Houston TX. These in the round sculptures are entitled Megalomania (La folie des grandeurs) and Sign (Signe). First, Rene Magritte’s medium on his Megalomania masterpiece is bronze. It was sculpted in 1967, and the size of this artwork is 61 x 48 x 32 3/8 inches

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    The Works of Magritte Essay

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    Rene Magritte was an enigmatic and strange man who painted surrealism paintings. Little is known about his childhood except that his mother, Regine Magritte took her own life by drowning herself in the Sambre river. Young Magritte is thought to have discovered her body floating with her night garment covering her face. There is speculation that this trauma was an influence on many of Magritte’s works. When Rene Magritte took up his brushes, he created beautiful visual riddles that delight and bewilder

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    Rene Magritte Influences

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    Belgian artist, René Magritte. With his distinctive approach in his artwork, Magritte was an icon in Surrealism. His work is critiqued as mysterious, unusual and provocative. He had to endure many different jobs and friendships to finally accomplish many of his famous paintings. Though he did not reach his peak fame until his 50s, Magritte’s work left a lasting legacy and inspired many of the world’s most renowned artists. Born November 21, 1898 is Lessines, Belgium, Magritte was the eldest of three

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    Magritte Vs Soto

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    ns and throw them onto a canvas for many to interpret. However, artists such as Rene Magritte want nothing more than to make people question what is behind a layer of painting and question each individual design for what it is and seek what cannot be seen. Painter’s typically use colors to not only detail a painting, but express emotions through the gentle strokes of color. For example, bold colors often highlight what portions of the painting are meant to be the most significant to the viewer. In

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    Rene Magritte is an artist known for his contributions to the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s. Working with other surrealist artists, such as Salvador Dali, through the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, Magritte's style was comparably dark to the styles of others. However, while taking a brief hiatus, Magritte began to receive recognition for his works just as world war II began, which resulted in a much brighter take on surrealism in dark times. Yet, his works “The Lovers I” and “The Lovers

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    The Human Condition, or La condition humaine was two paintings created by Rene Magritte, one in 1933 and the other in 1935. Both contain many formal similarities, yet the main point of the painting is that there is a painting of a landscape, yet that painting perfectly fits with, or completes, the landscape, as if it was perfectly drawn. In this analysis, I will be analyzing Magritte’s first painting, made in 1933. Magritte’s works often include objects hiding behind others, such as with Magritte’s

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