The ongoing relevance of Belgian painter Ren??? Magritte may lie in the semiotic character of his work and its ability to create chasms between the world, its surfaces and the signs we use to occupy it. Magritte's paintings offer a space for the viewer to contemplate the emptiness of signs and to locate that emptiness in a world we recognize--indeed, the artist relies on the props of normalcy in order to upend, invert and collapse them into the terra incognita where life leaves off and art begins. "The mind loves the ...

Magritte: Attempting the Impossible 2009, Distributed Art Publishers (DAP), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781933045931

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