Magritte: A Life (Hardback)
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Magritte: A Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 480 Pages / Published: 18/11/2021
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Rene Magritte's surreal sensibility, deadpan melodrama, and fine-tuned outrageousness have all become inescapably part of our times. But these groundbreaking subversions all came from a middle-class Belgian gent, who kept a modest house in a Brussels suburb and whose first one-man show sold absolutely nothing. Through a deep examination of Magritte's friendships and his artistic development, Alex Danchev explores the path of an highly unconventional artist who posed profound questions about the relationship between image and reality, challenged the very nature of authenticity and whose influence can be seen in the work of everyone from Jasper Johns to Beyonce.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781250778
Number of pages: 480
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
Praise for Alex Danchev's Cezanne: Danchev's Cezanne has... virtues of imaginative sympathy, independence of mind, and wide scholarship. He writes as if Cezanne's life and character are as immediately present before him as is the art. -- Julian Barnes * Times Literary Supplement *
A brave new life of Cezanne ... much of this new material successfully illuminates Cezanne's inner life. An important book. * Sunday Times *
This is the best account of [Cezanne's] astonishing career and Danchev responds to the challenge with great sensitivity and genuine brio. This is a book which will survive the test of time. -- John Golding CBE, Emeritus Professor of the Royal Academy
The most engrossing biography of an artist that I have read for years. With lightness of touch, depth of thought, a vast cultural hinterland and an assured understanding of painting, Danchev marvellously brings to life Cezanne the man, as well as the pioneering artist called "the father of us all" by Picasso. -- Jackie Wullschlager * FT *

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