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This is Magritte

This is Magritte

Laurence King Publishing


By Patricia Allmer, Illustrated by Iker Spozio


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Belgian artist René Magritte's biography is a key element of his art. His life is 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 recognisable.

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 its own surreal work of art.

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Format: Hardcover
Publication: September 2016
ISBN: 9781780678504
Iker Spozio is an illustrator, engraver, and painter who lives and works in Spain. Among the international magazines that have featured his work are Le Monde and El País.

Patricia Allmer is Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. She is curator of the award-winning "Angels of Anarchy: Women Artists and Surrealism" (Manchester Art Gallery, 2009) and author of René Magritte: Beyond Painting (2009).

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