Magritte’s most popular works are still indeed very popular and reproduced as posters, calendars, etc. They also are an important influence on advertising and commercial art. In fact, Magritte’s imagery (along with Dali’s melting watches) are the go-to graphics for when an art director wants something a bit surreal. Suzi Gablik doesn’t touch on this aspect of the Magritte phenomenon, but she does include information on Magritte’s background in advertising and his philosophy on reproductions as being just as satisfactory a conduit for spreading ideas as the original artwork. One of the best books on Magritte’s work.
- Condition: Like New
- Hardback: 48 pages
- Publisher: E. P. Dutton; F First Edition (January 1, 1979)
- Publisher: Magritte by Richard Calvocoressi and Rene Magritte (1979, Phaidon Series)
History Rene Magritte:
René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and thought-provoking images. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, his work is known for challenging observers’ preconditioned perceptions of reality.