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Magritte: Lifeline
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Xavier Canonne Julie Waseige
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Magritte: Lifeline

Xavier Canonne Julie Waseige Guido Comis



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Individual artists, art monographs


200 pages

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The book presents about seventy paintings, gouaches and drawings by Rene Magritte and includes interesting studies by international researchers such as Julie Waseige and Xavier Canonne both on the artist's poetic and art evolution. The volume's starting point is Magritte's lecture at the Royal Musee des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp held on 20 November 1938, today known as `La Ligne de vie'.

It was through a series of examples (that) on that occasion Magritte outlined the genesis of his art, endeavoring to define the thirteen years of surrealist painting. Although the visible manifestations of the World's Mystery he continuously offers to us, he has anyhow refused to explain his works. This conference was one of the rare occasions in which the artist opened up to the public, clarifying his beginnings and the evolution of his painting until 1938, the period now recognized as the most representative of his entire career.

The book includes Magritte's masterpieces before and after this date, when its diffusion and notoriety became international. It contains his most famous paintings but also documents, book catalogs, musical partitions and many photographs by Rene Magritte himself and his fellow artists, along with screenshots of his films so to give a wide overview on his entire artistic experience.

Edited by:   Xavier Canonne, Julie Waseige, Guido Comis
Imprint:   Skira
Country of Publication:   Italy
Dimensions:   Height: 280mm,  Width: 220mm, 
Weight:   1.190kg
ISBN:   9788857238975
ISBN 10:   8857238970
Pages:   200
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.--Michaela Anne Quigley Boston Home

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