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MAGRITTE René
Lettre autographe signee de ses initiales : "« L'imaginaire » remplace peut-etre actuellement « l'Ideal » d'un temps passe"
Bruxelles: MAGRITTE René. Handwritten letter, signed with his initials Brussels 9 January 1965, 13,5 x 20,5 cm, two pages on one leaf Significant letter written by Rene Magritte to Andre Bosmans, dated 9 January 1965 and signed with his initials. 35 lines in black ink on one leaf with the heading "Rene Magritte 97, rue des Mimosas, Bruxelles 3 Telephone 15.07.30". Several words crossed out and passages underlined. Published in the Lettres à Andre Bosmans 1958-1967, Seghers I. Brachot, 1990, pp. 407-408A letter that is both comical and of great philosophical depth, in which the Surrealist painter Rene Magritte tackles the question of the imagination and inspiration. In it there is a very pertinent analysis of the issues of aesthetics and of modern thinking, while the painter is seeking inspiration to produce the cover of the next XXe siecle, an avant-garde artistic and literary journal (issue XXV, June 1965). Magritte addresses this letter to his great friend Andre Bosmans, a school teacher, poet and editor-in-chief of Rhetorique, a literary journal to which Magritte actively contributed. The painter, then in full mastery of his art, enjoyed international recognition since the beginning of the 1960s. His work has already been the object of numerous retrospectives in France and in Belgium, and will be celebrated on the other side of the Atlantic several months later at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.His letter is divided between humour and psychological reflection. Magritte's usual taste for irony is present: "Here is the extract from the newspaper La Meuse. The serious … [Click Below for Full Description]
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