Rene Magritte: Comparing With The Lover's I And The Lover

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Art can take form into many shapes with each artists painting in their own unique way. Most painters paint in order to express emotion or draw out sense of desire and wonder for the viewer at hand. Rene Magritte is beyond extraordinary in the sense that he cares not of a ‘deeper meaning’ but instead cares of a ‘deeper mystery’. While his signature paintings focus around his idea that there is more to the eye than what can be seen, he holds a firm grasp on making people question his work whether it be the works meaning, origin, or mystery.

Artists often use color schemes and brush strokes to design their concealed emotions and throw them onto a canvas for many to interpret. However, artists such as Rene Magritte want nothing more than to
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In Rene’s early life he met a girl named Georgette whom he became close friends with at the age of thirteen. The two grew apart as Rene went and set off on his painting career, but were quickly reintroduced in 1920 once Rene returned to Brussels for a short time. After a short while, the two became married in 1922 and lived a seemingly happy marriage; that was up until 1936 when he met a young artist by the name of Sheila Legge who had an affair with. During this time, Rene had assigned his close friend to distract Georgette during the instances when Rene felt the need to go away with Sheila. This plan ultimately ended in his close friend Paul Colinet having an affair with Rene’s wife. The mistrust in himself and his close friend signified that his life was full of deception and mystery, a very common factor in his paintings, especially in The Lover’s I and The Lover’s II. Although his lifelong trickery hints at the reason for so much mystery being hidden away in his paintings it doesn’t account for the cloaks symbolic purpose. Although many view it as just a common cloak that has no meaning other than to conceal what lies beyond it, many believe the purpose of it is much darker and more sinister than what it

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