This is Magritte

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Belgian artist René Magritte’s biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man.

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Patricia Allmer

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Belgian artist René Magritte’s biography is a key element of his art. His life is infused with bizarre moments: a surreal journey oscillating between fact and fiction that he always conducted as the straight-faced bowler-hatted man. The events of Magritte’s childhood played an important part in creating the surrealist, but it was his popular culture borrowings from crime fiction, advertising and postcards that has made his work instantly recognizable. The often unreliable nature of Magritte’s accounts of his own life have transformed his public image into a kind of fictional character rather than a ‘real person’. He would shape his own life story to be its own surreal work of art.

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Weight 382 g
Dimensions 17.5 x 22.8 cm
Publisher name Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Publication date 8 August 2016
Number of pages 80
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Iker Spozio, Series edited by Catherine Ingram
Dimensions 17.5 x 22.8 cm
Weight 382 g