Magritte in 400 images

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An accessible, original and comprehensive guide to the master Surrealist René Magritte

This book is not yet published, but will be available from December 2021.

ISBN: 9789493039162 Category:

Julie Waseige

Description

Magritte in 400 images offers a selection of the most iconic paintings from the master Surrealist, René Magritte, along with a multitude of perhaps less well-known, but no less exciting jewels from his expansive oeuvre. The novel choice of works will surprise and delight the reader as they continue to uncover ever more facets of the celebrated painter, from his gouaches to his painted bottles and much more. Spanning seven chapters, this book brings together the myriad aspects of Magritte’s pictorial vision. Beginning with his first forays into abstract painting in the 1920s, navigating his search for solace in his Sunlit Period, as well as his brittle période vache and moving on to his Surrealist masterpieces of the 1950s and 1960s, it gently guides the reader through Magritte’s world. Each chapter opens with a summary of the artistic stakes at play during that period and Magritte’s place in them, immersing the reader in the contemporary artistic milieu. The 400 reproductions of Magritte’s work are complemented by a unique selection of historical photographs. Alive with images and information, this compact gem is a must-have for all art enthusiasts and connoisseurs.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 17 x 24 cm
Publisher name Ludion
Publication date 28 December 2021
Number of pages 440
Format Hardback
Dimensions 17 x 24 cm
Weight 300 g

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Julie Waseige graduated in Art History in 2012 at the Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium. She worked as a scientific collaborator at the Magritte Museum in Brussels for three years (2013-2016). Since then, she has evolved as an independent scholar on several projects dedicated to René Magritte. She is currently working on one documentary and several books, lectures, and international exhibitions. She is in charge of the digitalisation of Magritte's catalogue raisonné.