Magritte: Colour Library (Phaidon Colour Library)

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The paintings of the Belgian Surrealist Rene Margritte (1898-1967) have exerted an extraordinary fascination, particularly since the enormous increase in awareness and popularity of his work during the 1960s. Margritte shows us a world of silence and isolation in which familiar objects are altered or juxtaposed in "impossible" combinations in order to create a sense of disorientation and the absurd. Many of the most memorable paintings date from the three prolific years 1927-30, when he lived near Paris and was in close touch with the writer Andre Brenton and other French Surrealists.

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Richard Calvocoressi has been director of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art since 1987. In May 2007 he will move to head up the Henry Moore Foundation in Hertfordshire.

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On the Colour Library Series "Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent "Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette "The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft

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Book Description Phaidon Press Ltd, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. The paintings of the Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) have exerted an extraordinary fascination, particularly since the enormous increase in awareness and popularity of his work during the 1960s. Magritte shows us a world of silence and isolation in which familiar objects are altered or juxtaposed in `impossible combinations in order to create a sense of disorientation and the absurd. Many of his most memorable paintings date from his three prolific years 1927-30, when he lived near Paris and was in close touch with the writer Andre Breton and other French Surrealists.In his pre-war painting, stylistic concerns were of secondary importance to Magritte, whose main interest was in ideas or propositions about the world; for example, many of his paintings explore the relation between objects and words or between the image of an object and the object itself. He deliberately cultivated a cold, unemotive, `style-less style. This quality renders the images of violence and macabre sexuality in some of his works all the more disturbing. His own `impressionist and vache (ugly, crude) pictures of the 1940s have been rediscovered in the last few years by a younger generation of painters and critics keenly responsive to the later work of other masters of parody and allusion such as Picabia and de Chirico.Richard Calvocoressi s highly successful introduction to Magritte was first published in 1979 and revised and enlarged by the addition of notes to the colour plates and many black-and-white illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # AA99780714827605

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