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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Magritte, René 1898-1967. Belgian painter whose surreal works, such as Steps of Summer (1938), depict ordinary objects in unexpected or implausible situations.

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  • n. Belgian surrealist painter (1898-1967)

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Examples

  • Magritte is not based on the woman I was speaking to, not in the least, but as I sat across from the woman, blinking and waiting for her to indicate she was joking (she wasn’t), I just knew that line had to go in a novel.

    “Be nice or I’ll put you in my novel” «

  • In his catalog essay Mr. Demand calls Magritte "probably the artist whose works children most often first perceive as art, and whose omnipresence in the museum shops of the world has almost obscured the unique nature of his pictures."

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  • Among the fans this pulp-fiction villain has attracted over that span are such as Magritte and Juan Gris, who painted him; James Joyce, who coined the adjective 'enfantomastic'; Kurt Weill, who wrote the music for The Ballad of Fantômas; Julio Cortázar, who pitted Fantômas against the Multinational Vampires.

    Howard A. Rodman: A Spectre is Haunting Los Angeles: Fantômas at the Hammer Museum

  • Among the fans this pulp-fiction villain has attracted over that span are such as Magritte and Juan Gris, who painted him; James Joyce, who coined the adjective 'enfantomastic'; Kurt Weill, who wrote the music for The Ballad of Fantômas; Julio Cortázar, who pitted Fantômas against the Multinational Vampires.

    Howard A. Rodman: A Spectre is Haunting Los Angeles: Fantômas at the Hammer Museum

  • Alongside African, Egyptian and Roman sculpture, there are works by Yves Klein that employ fragmentation in many forms, such as Magritte's The Eternally Obvious,

    Houston Press | Complete Issue

  • Buildings gilded in gold rise from the city center and Belgium's premier art museum - Beaux Arts - overlooks the entire city, featuring a stunning collection of Magritte.

    Michael Yarbrough: Backpacking In Belgium

  • And "La Carte d'Après Nature," which takes its impetus and name from a Surrealist journal René Magritte published between 1951 and 1965 mostly in the form of postcards, is a magical journey, an immersive meditation on art, artifice and nature.

    Outside-the-Box Thinking Starts From the Inside

  • Magritte may be the muse—the show revolves around three of his paintings.

    Outside-the-Box Thinking Starts From the Inside

  • Ray is not quite as terrifying as Lovecraft (though fairly gruesome in places), and he is certainly not as cheerful as Stephens, but he does add a certain level of surrealist incomprehensibility to the mix that is appropriate for a slightly older contemporary of Magritte, who like Magritte stayed in Belgium and wrote this book during the German occupation.

    Linkspam for 9-7-2009

  • Creators | A profile of Belgian cartoonist Hergé and Belgian painter René Magritte, tied to the openings of museums dedicated to their work.

    Comics A.M. | The comics Internet in two minutes | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

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