Magritte : The Treachery of Images
In this beautiful monograph, which accompanies an exhibition at Centre Pompidou and Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, focuses on five common images in Rene Magritte's work-fire, shadows, curtains, words, and the fragmented body.
Essays explore themes including how Magritte distorted accepted interpretations of classic symbols; why he so often used words as elements of his paintings; and how he applied aspects of the theatre in his works.Written by an impressive cast of academic contributors including professors of art history and philosophers , these are unfortunately prolix and discursive. However, the book is well organised and features vibrant reproductions of more than 100 works.
- Author: Didier Ottinger, Deputy Director, Centre Pompidou
- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Date published: January 2017
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-3791355986
- Product Dimensions: 28 x 23.5 cm