Friday, November 21, 2008

Have You Ever Heard Of Rene Magritte? No? Too Bad.

Have You Ever Heard Of Rene Magritte? No? Too Bad!
Google Rene Magritte

I’ve not heard of him. (A cloistered life I've led) That is until this morning, when Google used one of his surrealist portraits as their logo to celebrate his birthday. This artist came upon Earth with little fanfare and left in the same manner. He did impact his being through his art and I am glad I stumbled or should I say Googled across the mark he left behind.

Excerpted from his bio at: This Link

On August 15, 1967, Magritte died in Brussels. Unlike many of his Surrealist counterparts, Magritte lived quite humbly and inconspicuously. He did not draw much attention to himself, and he lived life relatively uneventfully. Despite his unassuming lifestyle, though, Magritte managed to leave an artistic legacy of transforming the ordinary into the fantastic. While some art historians attribute Magritte's art to his desire to oppose and combat the triviality of everyday life, others suggest that his work goes beyond escapism and serves to reveal some of the murkier and complex aspects of the human condition. Whatever the impetus was for his art, it is certain that Magritte's works are at once hauntingly beautiful and deeply provocative.

Example of his work

Perspective: Madame Recamier by David

La condition humaine

L'aimable vérité


Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the actions stems the dream again;
and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin

René Magritte on Youtube

Magritte, a film about Rene Magritte by Mark Blank, performed by Calvin Thomas &
The Special Touch with Mike Oatman.

More From Youtube On Rene Magritte

Rene Magritte Quotes
"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable."

"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.”

"We must not fear daylight just because it almost always illuminates a miserable world”

"If the dream is a translation of waking life, waking life is also a translation of the dream.”

"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown.”

"The present reeks of mediocrity and the atom bomb."

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Let's keep our heads, while we continue to watch THE THEATER OF THE ABSURD!!!

Carolyn aka thinkingblue


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