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Ren Magritte

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.

[Early Years]
He followed Impressionism, Futurism and cubism, the movements popular at that time.

1898 His mom commited suicide by drowning herself in the river. This is said to affect his painting style later in his works. 1915 Attended the Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. 1918

Born in Belgium 1912

First painting completed in Impressionism. 1916

Left school as he found the instruction uninspiring. 1920

Married Georgette Berger; Started job at a local wallpaper factory as a poster and advertisement designer.

1922

1923
Landscape Georgette at the Piano

[Surrealism Paris Years]


Rather than following previous movements, his art work began to reflect his ideas. Signed contract with Galerie la Centaure and began career as full-time artist. First exhibition held in Brussels. It was a flop. Depressed by the failure, he and his wife moved to Paris and he became involved in the surrealism group.
The Lost Jockey

1926

1927

1928

The lovers

The Treachery of Images

[Brussels and Post-war Years]


The Galerie of Centaure closed, ending Magrittes contract income. 1930 Magritte returned to Brussels and resumed work at the wallpaper factory. 1935 With the Nazi uprising came several paintings dealing with the
The Human Condition

1929

upcoming World War.

1937
The black flag

[Sunlit Period]
A colorful, painterly style was adopted as a reaction to his feelings of alienation and abandonment that came with living in German-occupied Belgium. 1943

1944

The Good Omens The Fire

1946

The Age of Pleasure

Issued manifesto Surrealism in full sunlight, saying, We have neither the time nor the taste to play at Surrealist art, we have a huge task ahead of us, we must imagine charming objects which will awaken what is left within us of the instinct to pleasure.

[Vache Period]
He painted a provocative and crude Fauve style.

1947

The Cicerone Liberator

[Mature Period]
1953 1954 He was given major retrospective exhibitions in Brussels. 1956

Golconda

He was awarded the Guggenheim Prize for Belgium.

1959
Castle in The Pyrenees

[Later Years]
1964

The Son of Man

1967

Died of pancreatic cancer.

C o l o r P a l e t t e Mo n o c h r o ma t i c Ha r mo n y
R G B ( 4 8 , 5 1 , 6 3 ) R G B ( 4 8 , 1 3 0 , 1 4 6 ) R G B ( 2 2 0 , 2 2 0 , 2 2 0 )R G B ( 2 3 7 , 2 3 6 , 2 3 6 )

C MY K ( 5 1 , 5 2 , 4 4 , 4 6 )C MY K ( 8 6 , 1 9 , 2 6 , 9 )

C MY K ( 9 , 7 , 7 , 0 )

C MY K ( 0 , 0 , 0 , 5 )

C o l o r S e l e c t i o n
I s e l e c t e dg r a y a s b a c k g r o u n dma i n l y f o r 2 r e a s o n s : 1 ) I t s t a y s h a r mo n i o u s l y w i t hR e n e Ma g r i t t e s p o r t r a i t . 2 ) T h e t i me l i n e i s q u i t e i n f o r ma t i v e , s o I u s e dg r a y a s i t s n e u t r a l a n di t i s n t d i s t r a c t i v e . T w o s l i g h t l y d i f f e r n t g r a y s w e r e u s e dt o d i s t i n g u i s ha mo n g d i f f e r e n t p e r i o d s o f t h e a r t i s t s l i f e .

T y p e f a c e &D e s i g np r o c e s s &T e x t s o u r c e
T y p e f a c e :
Na me : J u i c e A u t h o r : D h a n y A r l i y a n t i Hi s t o r y : T h i s i s a mo d e r nf o n t . I t w a s f i r s t r e l e a s e di nD e c e mb e r , 2 0 0 8 . Wh ywa s I a t t r a c t e d : T h e f o n t s h o w s a g o o dr e a d a b i l i t y .

D e s i g np r o c e s s :
1 ) D a t a g a t h e r i n g I s e a r c h e do nS c r i b dt o r e a dt h e f o r me r s t u d e n t s w o r k t o g e t a b r i e f i d e a o f t h e a r t i s t s s t y l e . L u c k i l y , i nt h e w r i t e u po f t h e s t u d e n t s w o r k , I f o u n dv e r y p r e c i o u s d o c u me n t s t h a t i n t r o d u c e t h e d i f f e r e n t p e r i o d s o f t h e a r t i s t s l i f e . Wi k i p e d i a i s a l s o a v e r y g o o ds o u r c e . 2 ) C o n c e p t b u i l d i n g I n t r o d u c e t h e a r t i s t s s e l e c t e da r t w o r k i nd i f f e r e n t p e r i o d s , a n dma r k t h e mi l e s t o n e e v e n t s . 3 ) V i s u a l i z a t i o nc o l l e c t i n g I s e a r c h e do nG o o g l e , P i n t e r e s t a n dD r i b b b l e t o l o o k f o r t h e t i me l i n e d e s i g n s t h a t a r e b o t he a s y t o r e a da n de y e c a t c h i n g . 4 ) C o n s o l i d a t i o nD e v e l o pmy o w nv i s u a l r e p r e s e n t a t i o nmo d e l a n df e e dd a t a . 5 ) I mp l e me n t a t i o nP h o t o s h o pw a s u s e dt o i s o l a t e i ma g e s . I l l u s t r a t o r w a s u s e df o r l a y o u t .

T e x t s o u r c e :
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