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Magritte

By Jacques Meuris

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| Paperback | 9783822834930

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The works of Rene Magritte (1898 - 1967) and the ideas that underlie them are a special case both in the history of modern art and in surrealist painting. In the search for the "mystery" in which things and organisms are enveloped, Magritte created p Continue

The works of Rene Magritte (1898 - 1967) and the ideas that underlie them are a special case both in the history of modern art and in surrealist painting. In the search for the "mystery" in which things and organisms are enveloped, Magritte created pictures which, taking everyday reality as their starting point, were to follow a different logic from that to which we are accustomed. Magritte depicts the world of reality in such unsecretive superficiality that the beholder of his pictures is forced to reflect that the mystery of it is not evoked by some sentimental transfiguration, but rather by the logic of his thoughts and associations. Magritte thus invented an inimitable pictorial language which he uses to question our usual comprehension of pictures. In this book Jacques Meuris traces Magritte's artistic development from its beginnings until the end of his life, and in doing so underlines the originality of this great Belgian Surrealist.

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    Semiotica per immagini

    Una lettura ragionata delle opere di Magritte deve necessariamente prescindere da un'analisi tecnico/ermeneutica quadro per quadro: sviluppare concetti da concetti è fuorviante, ricercare didascalie per poesie espresse per immagini, limitante.
    Riflet ...(continue)

    Una lettura ragionata delle opere di Magritte deve necessariamente prescindere da un'analisi tecnico/ermeneutica quadro per quadro: sviluppare concetti da concetti è fuorviante, ricercare didascalie per poesie espresse per immagini, limitante.
    Riflettere su un'arte razionale come quella del pittore belga richiede, per questo, uno studio dei processi che questi utilizza per esprimere la poesia che a sua volte riflette il mistero del reale.
    Ed è ciò che fa questo saggio.

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