Rene Magritte Invisible World Analysis

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November 21, 1898, the greatest surrealist painter to be was born in Lessines, Belgium. Rene Magritte was among the most important and well-known artists during the 20th century. He used very unique and intellectual techniques that not many understood but envied quite so. A vast majority of his paintings hold a mystery that is not the easiest to solve but is pleasing to the human eye. A painting of his that I personally saw at the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas was an oil on canvas painting called The Invisible World. The Invisible World was completed in 1954, thirteen years before Magritte died. The very first thing that anybody sees the moment they look at the painting is a massive gray boulder sitting strangely on a wooden floor. The remainder of the painting portrays more realistic objects including two large glass doors wide open with a view of the beautiful clear sea. Dark storm clouds hover above the water making the painting have a dark eerie feel to it. The uncanny stone reinforces the artist’s exclusive style of art that reflects his surrealist …show more content…
In a room full of paintings done by multiple artists, it is said that picking out the art done by Magritte is rather extremely easy. Picasso was a famous artist during this time who used synthetic cubism as his main form of art. He would take various shapes and objects cut out from paper or other materials and use them to create a painting. Jean Arp was another prominent artist during the 20th century who stood out from Magritte’s style of painting. Arp used a style called dada where he took several pieces of paper and tore them into different sized squares. He would then drop these pieces onto a larger canvas and wherever they landed, they would be glued down in a grid form with a slight adjustment by Jean. These styles all have unique patterns that differ from Magritte’s artwork but his would be the most distinct from all the

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