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Skira

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Hardcover, 8.75 x 11 in. / 200 pgs / 162 color / 33 bw.

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Catalog: SPRING 2019 p. 8   

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René Magritte: Life Line

Edited by Xavier Canonne, Julie Waseige, Guido Comis.

René Magritte: Life Line

Based on Magritte's own vision of his artistic lineage, Life Line traces the "disturbing poetic effect" of his paintings

In 1938, René Magritte delivered a lecture entitled “La Ligne de vie” (“The Life Line”) in Antwerp—one of the rare occasions in which the artist talked about his work in public. During the hour-long lecture, he illustrated, with the aid of slides, the evolution of his work, and revealed the techniques that had allowed him to create images characterized by what he called a “disturbing poetic effect.”

Following the thread laid out by Magritte in that lecture, this catalog retraces the artist’s career from its beginnings, featuring over 90 of his works alongside others by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico and Max Ernst, whom Magritte named as among his influences during his early years.

René Magritte: Life Line takes up the ideas Magritte expressed about his work and extends them, exploring how the artist’s approach to creation allowed him to find ever-new sources of inspiration and to produce works of outstanding poetic force right up to the end of his life.

The most celebrated Belgian artist of the 20th century, René Magritte (1898–1967) is best known for his hyper-illusionistic Surrealist paintings that explore the relationship between image, language and reality. “It is a union that suggests the essential mystery of the world,” Magritte said of his strategy of staging strange juxtapositions of objects. “Art for me is not an end in itself, but a means of evoking that mystery.”


Featured image is reproduced from 'René Magritte: Life Line.'

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Michaela Anne Quigley

Delving into that presenta- tion, which exposed Magritte's traumatic childhood and political views, the editors of this monograph provide new insight into the inspiration behind the mysterious artist's work.

René Magritte: Life Line

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

RENé MAGRITTE MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

René Magritte: The Fifth Season

RENé MAGRITTE: THE FIFTH SEASON

D.A.P./SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

ISBN: 9781942884231
USD $34.95
| CAN $45.95

Pub Date: 4/24/2018
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Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938

MAGRITTE: THE MYSTERY OF THE ORDINARY, 1926-1938

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

ISBN: 9780870708657
USD $65.00
| CAN $87

Pub Date: 9/30/2013
Active | In stock