Rene Magritte and the Art of Thinking, Hardback Book

Rene Magritte and the Art of Thinking Hardback

Part of the Routledge Research in Art History series


For Rene Magritte, painting was a form of thinking.

Through paintings of ordinary objects rendered with illusionism, Magritte probed the limits of our perception-what we see and cannot see, the nature of representation-as a philosophical system for presenting ideas, and perspective as a method of visual argumentation.

His paintings are highly self-reflexive in ways we have not completely understood because his paintings have been interpreted through language and linguistic models, which lead to the conclusion that his art is about communication or the lack thereof.

This book makes the claim that Magritte's painting is about vision and the act of viewing, of perception itself, and the process of how we see and experience things in the world, including paintings as things.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 176 pages, 1 Line drawings, black and white; 14 Halftones, color; 39 Halftones, black and white; 14
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theory of art
  • ISBN: 9781138054271



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