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Ludion

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color / 200 bw.

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A visual biography of our favorite Surrealist, the ever-witty Rene Magritte, as told in photographs
  • Heavily illustrated with 350 images, including photographs, paintings, drawings and film stills.
  • Truly brings Magritte the man as well as the artist to life in photographs of his family, friends, fellow-surrealists, and self-portraits.
  • Accompanies a traveling exhibition (US venue TBD) devoted to Magritte's photographs and films.
  • Magritte (French, 1898 - 1967) was one of the best known and most influential of the Surrealists.
  • His witty and images often depict ordinary objects in an unusual contexts.
  • PRESS & PROMO: SFMOMA will have an exhibition on Magritte's later work next year. Because the focus is on his photographs, it's a good companion book for any museum that has Magritte in their collection.

The comprehensive catalog of René Magritte's work in photography and film

  

LUDION

René Magritte: The Revealing Image

Text by Xavier Canonne.

Featured image is reproduced from 'René Magritte: The Revealing Image.'

Scenes from the life and art of Magritte: a biography in pictures

While Surrealists such as Man Ray and Raoul Ubac made photography an essential part of their work, René Magritte remained committed to painting throughout his long career. But painting and photography were not mutually exclusive for him, and photography actually formed an important part of his oeuvre. Magritte built up a large photo and film archive throughout his life, although it was only discovered in the 1970s, more than 10 years after his death. Revealing a lesser-known side of the Surrealist master, these photographs give us access to an informal Magritte, from his childhood to the last years of his life.

In René Magritte: The Revealing Image, a comprehensive catalog of Magritte’s photography and film, we see Magritte with his parents and brothers, as a newly married man with his wife Georgette and with his contemporaries in the Brussels Surrealist group. Spontaneous snapshots are complemented by posed scenes, including improvised tableaus with his fellow artists, parodies of famous movies, portraits of Magritte at his easel and staged photographs that served as models for his paintings. Fans of Magritte’s iconic paintings will find much to discover here; images where the artist and his friends hide their faces or turn away from the camera particularly resonate with his investigation of the “hidden visible.”

Belgian Surrealist René Magritte (1898–1967) is best known for his cerebral paintings that explore the distance between object, language and image. Magritte’s careful, meticulous handling of form only makes his scenes more dreamlike; he once described painting as “the art of putting colors side by side in such a way that their real aspect is effaced.”


Featured image is reproduced from 'René Magritte: The Revealing Image.'

René Magritte: The Revealing Image

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René Magritte: The Revealing Image

RENé MAGRITTE: THE REVEALING IMAGE

Text by Xavier Canonne.

LUDION

ISBN: 9789491819735 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 10/24/2017
Forthcoming


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 | Awaiting 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

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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