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René Magritte. Surréalisme. Surréalism ( surrealism ). an art movement that sought to realize the creative potential of the unconsious mind. sur. réalisme. on (top of). actuality. Sa Vie. Magritte was a Belgian surrealist artist. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Ren Magritte

Ren MagritteSurralismeSurralism (surrealism)an art movement that sought to realize the creative potential of the unconsious mindsur ralismeon (top of)actualitySa VieMagritte was a Belgian surrealist artist.

He was born (n) in Belgium on November 21, 1898.

His mother drowned when he was thirteen years old. She may have committed suicide. Some people say that it affected his surrealist style of painting.He sold his first surrealist painting le Jockey perdu in 1927.

He experimented with several different styles of surrealism throughout the next 40 years.

Les tudesMagritte studied at les Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles (the university of fine arts in Brussels).

From 1927-1930, he lived in the suburbs of Paris (la banlieue parisienne).

He died on August 15th, 1969Son Art:le but de MagritteTo make people think about reality what does it mean? Does it have to mean anything?

He wants people to become hypersensitive to what surrounds them.

How does he reach his goal?He places ordinary objects in unusual situations or in an unusual context. (Consider the lion and the man/angel on the bridge in Homesickness.)

It makes the observer think outside the box, ponder, or consider what is really real.

Is it really a pipe? Magritte wished to demonstrate that words do not necessarily portray the true meaning of an object.

(this is not a pipe)

The pipe in the painting is very realistic looking but, indeed, it is not a pipe. One can not use it for smoking tobacco.

JuxtapositionMagritte plays with our sense of perspective when he places objects together that do not fit proportionately.

Such positioning of objects can be fun to look at, or they can be bothersome to the eye.

When people would ask Magritte what was his purpose or message for a particular work, his answers were usually quite vague.

A typical response might be something like: Its for you to figure it out.

Le Thrapeute

Chteaudes PyrnesLes Amants (1928)