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Author Magritte, René, 1898-1967, artist.

Title Magritte : the mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938 / edited by Anne Umland ; with essays by Stephanie D'Alessandro [and others].

Imprint New York : Museum of Modern Art, ©2013.


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Description 256 pages : illustrations (some color), facsimiles, portraits ; 27 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with the exhibition ... held at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2013-Jan. 12, 2014, the Menil Collection, Houston, Feb. 14-June 1, 2014, and at the Art Institute of Chicago, June 29-Oct. 12, 2014.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 252) and index.
Contents Introduction : Magritte's essential surrealist years 1926-1938 / Anne Umland, Stephanie D'Alessandro, Josef Helfenstein -- "This is how marvels begin" : Brussels 1926-1927 / Anne Umland -- Plates 1-32 -- "A lightning flash is smoldering beneath the bowler hats" : Paris 1927-1930 / Josef Helfenstein, Clare Elliott -- Plates 33-91 -- "Once the image is isolated, what happens to the mind?" : Brussels 1930-1936 / Michel Draguet, Claude Goormans -- Plates 92-115 -- "Mirrors that become paintings" : Magritte's commissions for Edward James : London 1937-1938 / Stephanie D'Alessandro -- Plates 116-132 -- Chronology, 1926-1938 / compiled by Danielle M. Johnson -- Catalogue of the exhibition.
Summary The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 focuses on the breakthrough surrealist years of René Magritte, creator of some of the 20th century's most extraordinary images. Bringing together nearly 80 paintings, periodicals and early commercial work, it offers fresh insight into Magritte's identity as a revolutionary painter and surrealist artist. Beginning in 1926, when Magritte first aimed to create paintings that would, in his words, challenge the real world, and concluding in 1938 a historically and biographically significant moment just before the outbreak of World War II. The publication traces central strategies and themes from this seminal period, particularly those of displacement, transformation, metamorphosis, the misnaming of objects, and the representation of visions seen in half-waking states. The publication also presents new conservation research on Magritte's materials and techniques, and an illustrated chronology outlining significant moments in the artist's life during this significant period, including travel, connections with other surrealist artists and writers, contributions to journals, and important exhibitions and reviews.
Subject Magritte, René, 1898-1967 -- Exhibitions.
Magritte, René, 1898-1967.
Magritte, René, 1898-1967.
Magritte, René, 1898-1967. (OCoLC)fst00040342
Surrealism -- Belgium -- Exhibitions.
Surrealism. (OCoLC)fst01139538
Belgium. (OCoLC)fst01210278
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs. (OCoLC)fst01424028
Added Author Umland, Anne, editor.
D'Alessandro, Stephanie, contributor.
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
Menil Collection (Houston, Tex.)
Art Institute of Chicago.
Added Title Mystery of the ordinary, 1926-1938
ISBN 9780870708657 (cloth)
9780870708985 (paperback)
0870708988 (paperback)
Standard No. MoMA 2262

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