René Magritte

René Magritte

Beyond Painting

Book - 2009
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René Magritte: Beyond painting offers a rethinking of Magritte's art from a position informed by contemporary developments in art theory.

The book employs a wide range of literary and philosophical/cultural theoretical frameworks to analyse Magritte's art. It offers close readings of specific images, paying attention to neglected aspects of Magritte's work, discussing the significance of cabinets of curiosities and encyclopaedias, trompe l'oeil, framing and forgeries. It addresses a range of intertextual relations between Magritte's work and that of other Surrealist artists and the art-historical tradition.

This book explores how Magritte's art challenges conventional notions of originality, canonicity and coherence, revealing his work as being shaped by co-operations and co-options. It demonstrates that uncertainty, incoherence and negation lie at the core of Magritte's oeuvre.
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, c2009
ISBN: 9780719079283
0719079284
Branch Call Number: ND673.M35 A84 2009x
Characteristics: xvi, 238 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Magritte, René 1898-1967

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