MAGRITTE, RENé

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THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

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Hardcover, 9 x 10.5 in. / 256 pgs / 225 color.

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PUB DATE 9/30/2013
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New York
The Museum of Modern Art, 09/22/13-01/13/14
Houston, TX
The Menil Collection, 02/14/14-06/01/14
Chicago, IL
Art Institute of Chicago, 06/29/14-10/12/14

"Challenging the real world" - Magritte's breakthrough years

  

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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

Published by The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Edited by Anne Umland. Text by Stephanie D’Alessandro, Michel Draguet, Claude Goormans, Josef Helfenstein, Clare Elliot.

Featured image, "The Human Condition" (1933), is reproduced from <I>Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938</I>.Published in conjunction with a major exhibition organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with The Menil Collection, Houston, and The Art Institute of Chicago, Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926–1938 focuses on the breakthrough Surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the twentieth century’s most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, collages and objects with a selection of photographs, periodicals and early commercial work, it offers fresh insight into Magritte’s identity as a modern artist and one of Surrealism’s greatest painters. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, “challenge the real world,” and concluding in 1938--a historically and biographically significant moment just before the outbreak of World War II--the publication traces central strategies and themes from this seminal period, particularly those of displacement, isolation, transformation, metamorphosis, the “misnaming” of objects and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states. The publication also includes an illustrated chronology outlining significant moments in the artist’s life during this period, including travel, connections with other Surrealist artists and writers, contributions to journals and important exhibitions and reviews.

Featured images - "Clairvoyance" (1936), "The False Mirror" (1928), "The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe)" (1929), "The Menaced Assassin" (1927), "The Interpretation of Dreams" (1935), and "The Human Condition" (1933) - are reproduced from Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 9/30/2013

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary

Magritte: The Mystery of the OrdinaryThis weekend, The Museum of Modern Art opened Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938, this year's blockbuster survey of what New York Times critic Holland Cotter deems the artist's only "consistently fresh and interesting decade… when he was inventing the artist he wanted to be and when his art was all over the place in a good way: witty, nasty, brilliant and bad at the same time." Cotter continues, "He was a sophisticated trickster, a bourgeois gentilhomme with a geek inside, hacking into everyday life and planting little weirdness bugs: legs sprouting from shirt collars, rain falling upward, words having lives of their own." The 1928 painting "The Lovers" is reproduced from MoMA's excellent exhibition catalog. continue to blog


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MAGRITTE, RENé

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938
MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938
Edited by Anne Umland. Text by Stephanie D’Alessandro, Michel Draguet, Claude Goormans, Josef Helfenstein, Clare Elliot.
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK
ISBN: 9780870708657 | US $65.00
Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock
Magritte: Attempting the Impossible
MAGRITTE: ATTEMPTING THE IMPOSSIBLE
Text by Siegfried Gohr.
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.
ISBN: 9781933045931 | US $85.00
Pub Date: 6/30/2009
Active | In stock
Magritte And Photography
MAGRITTE AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Edited and with essay by Patrick Roegiers.
D.A.P./LUDION
ISBN: 9789055445622 | US $45.00
Pub Date: 9/15/2005
Out of print | Not available
Magritte
MAGRITTE
Artwork by René Magritte. Edited by Daniel Abadie, Patrick Roegiers. Contributions by Alain Robbe-Grillet. Text by Jean-Michel Goutier, Renilde Hammacher, Bernard Noĺl, Jean Roudaut.
D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS, INC.
ISBN: 9781891024665 | US $45.00
Pub Date: 3/2/2003
Out of print | Not available
Magritte
MAGRITTE
Essays by Lise Kaiser, Katrine Molstrom.
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
ISBN: 9788790029401 | US $20.00
Pub Date: 1/2/2001
Out of print | Not available
René Magritte, 135 Rue Esseghem, Jette-Brussels
RENé MAGRITTE, 135 RUE ESSEGHEM, JETTE-BRUSSELS
Artwork by Jan Ceuleers. Contributions by David Sylvester.
EXHIBITIONS INTERNATIONAL/PANDORA
ISBN: 9789053251218 | US $35.00
Pub Date: 10/2/2000
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