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Magritte By David Sylvester

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A treatment of Magritte's life which aims to depict the ironies of his artistic career, his chequered relationships with dealers, and his legendary marriage. Sylvester's analysis combines discussion of individual pieces with examination of the artist's obsessions and attitudes.
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Magritte by David Sylvester

The retrospective exhibition of Magritte's work organized by curator David Sylvester at the Tate Gallery in 1969 prompted the Menil Foundation, Texas, to invite him to produce a catalogue raisonne of Magritte, and also this monograph. Sylvester's treatment of the artist's life depicts the ironies of a career full of disappointment, explores his chequered relationship with his dealers, and reveals the realities of a legendary marriage. Its analysis of the work combines discussion of individual pieces with examination of the artist's obsessions and attitudes. The author's publications include "The Brutality of Fact: Interviews with Francis Bacon".

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GOR010608493
Magritte by David Sylvester
David Sylvester
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1992-05-26
300
0500092273
9780500092279
N/A
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