THIS IS MAGRITTE

THIS IS MAGRITTE

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A quintessential book of the legendary Belgian surreal artist, René Magritte. His biography is a key element of his art. His life was 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 his own surreal work of art.

AUTHOR: PATRICIA ALLMER ILLUSTRATOR: IKER SPOZIO

PUBLISHED BY LAWRENCE KING, AUGUST 2016

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This article appears in Summer 2018 issue of Chanintr Living Download full issue

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