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Artist: Rene Magritte (Belgian 1889-1967)

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Rene Magritte, Eternity Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Rene Magritte, Personal Values Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Personal Values
Rene Magritte, The Lovers Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Lovers
Rene Magritte, Art of Living Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Art of Living
Rene Magritte, Discovery Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Rene Magritte, Recollection of Travels III Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Recollection of Travels III
Rene Magritte, Blank Signature Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
Blank Signature
Rene Magritte, The Son of Man Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Son of Man
Rene Magritte, The Red Model II Fine Art Reproduction Oil Painting
The Red Model II
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Magritte, Rene

Magritte, Rene Biography

Belgian artist, one of the most prominent Surrealist painters whose bizarre flights of fancy blended horror, peril, comedy, and mystery. His oil paintings were characterized by particular symbols-the female torso, the bourgeois "little man," the bowler hat, the castle, the rock, the window, and others.

Rene Magritte studied at the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels. His first one-man exhibition was in Brussels in 1927. At that time Rene Magritte had already begun to paint in the style, closely akin to surrealism, that was predominant throughout his long career. A meticulous, skillful technician, he is noted for works that contain an extraordinary juxtaposition of ordinary objects or an unusual context that gives new meaning to familiar things. This juxtaposition is frequently termed magic realism, of which Rene Magritte was the prime exponent.

The sea and wide skies, which were enthusiasms of his childhood, figure strongly in his oil paintings. In Threatening Weather (1928) the clouds have the shapes of a torso, atuba, and a chair. In The Castle of the Pyrenees (1959) a huge stone topped by a small castle floats above the sea. Other representative fancies were a fish with human legs, a man with a bird cage for a torso, and a gentleman leaning over a wall beside his pet lion. Dislocations of space, time, and scale were common elements. In Time Transfixed (1939), for example, a steaming locomotive is suspended from the centre of a mantelpiece in a middle-class sitting room, looking as if it had just emerged from a tunnel. In Golconda (1953) bourgeois, bowler-hatted men fall like rain toward a street lined with houses.

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