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A picture of a pipe is not really a pipe, and a daylight-filled sky can shine over a streetlamp-lit townhouse, and a painting of a window inside a painting of a sitting room can be the window in that sitting room, and a room-sized rock can gaze out of that room at the sea, and, of course, a man is a suit can have a green apple for a face. At least, that is, in the world of ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published March 2nd 2003 by Zzdap Publishing (first published 1972)
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio
Magritte is easily my favorite surrealist and quite possibly my favorite painter hands down. I think that I see more of Magritte's influence in the films of David Lynch (think opening scene of Blue Velvet, several more subtle and sublime daylight scenes in Mulholland Drive, et al.) than I do of Lynch's stated main painterly influence Francis Bacon (who I'm a big fan of by the way).
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René François Ghislain Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images.

Magritte was born in Lessines, in the province of Hainaut, in 1898, the eldest son of Léopold Magritte, a tailor, and Adeline, a milliner. He began lessons in drawing in 1910. In 1912, his mother committed suicide by drowning herself in the River Sambre. Magritte
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