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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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    Rene Magritte Influences

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    great 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

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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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    name is Rene Magritte. Rene was a great Belgian artist. One of Rene’s famous painting is “The Son Of Man”. This specific painting was created by Rene in 1964. The painting is owned by a private collector. But the month of October 2011, the painting was hanging in a Hotel lounge. It was located in a historic part of Montreal. Rene Magritte was born in 1898. His father was a very wealthy man. Rene’s mother died in 1912, she died by drowning in the river. His mother committed suicide. Rene studied

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    RENE MAGRITTE The famous Belgian surrealist artist “Rene Magritte” was famous for his everyday imaginary and interesting graphics. Title: The Son of Man (1964) Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 45.67 in x 35 in The Son of Man is a self-portrait. The painting represents a man in black coat pant with white shirt and a bowler had on his head. He is standing in the front of a short wall. The background shows sea and above it, there is sky with dark gray clouds. The surprising thing in the painting

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    to the epicenter of fine arts in Paris. There he was acquainted with the emerging movement of surrealism led by the writer, Andre Breton. After three years he returned to Brussels where he would remain until his death in 1967. According to some, Magritte lived a quiet, humble life never wishing to attract large amounts attention towards himself he tended to live unremarkably. In the developing stage of surrealism, two diametric schools of thought were beginning to form. The first, based heavily

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    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 (Menil)

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    do my paper on a painting by René Magritte, The Treachery of Images. I found this painting when visiting LACMA and was both amused and challenged by this mundane piece of art. It was so simple in its depiction of a beautiful wood pipe yet the words denied the painting completely. It was almost funny in how controversial the painting was when simply pointing out the bleeding obvious to its viewers, it’s a painting. In this paper I will be discussing who René Magritte was as a painter, what influences

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