Superrealism In Rene Magritte's The Lovers One

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As stated by the famous surrealist artist, Rene Magritte, “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see”. Majority of his paintings were done during the surrealism movement. This movement began in the 20th century and it allowed artists and writers to tap into the unconscious minds of individuals through their creative works. Rene Magritte used common everyday objects in his paintings and transformed them into cryptic and thought provoking images by using veils, colors, and proper placement of objects and people. In order to understand the meaning behind Magritte’s paintings, one must understand the artist. At the ripe age of fourteen, Rene Magritte was forced to deal with the death of his …show more content…
It displays a man in a suit with a loose veil that covers his face and neck. The woman is wearing a dull red colored v-neck blouse. The woman is standing in front of the man and he is hunched over and leaning close to her to the point where their faces touch. He almost looks as if he is is the one wanting this relationship to develop into something greater and he is the one really trying. The couple is also standing outside in this painting, which symbolizes a new relationship. They are open and the relationship is innocent. This painting is the first in The Lovers series, which can be translated to as the artist wanting to tell a story of how a couples relationship evolves and changes. The most important element in understanding this painting is to interpret the meaning of the colors the artist …show more content…
In this painting the same couple are represented, but instead of being outdoors and standing by each other in a portrait type of picture, the couple is locked in a kiss. They have the white veils covering their faces still and they have on the same clothes as in the first painting. The couple is in a room with a deep red colored wall with a white and fancy border. However, the border ends and meets with a dark gray colored wall that fades into a lighter gray towards the bottom. The veil on the woman seems looser compared to the man’s because it looks a bit tight around his neck. Also the way the man is positioned in this painting shows that he isn’t as pursuing as he was in the first painting. This can be concluded because the woman is tilting her head and the man is just leaning in of the kiss. It shows that he isn’t really trying anymore that he is just expecting these things to just happen. Another difference in this painting is the shade of white their veils are, it is darker than it was in the first, even though the colors in this painting are more

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