SURREALISM. And the artist: RENE MAGRITTE. that attempted to express the workings of the subconscious by using fantastic imagery and the incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter. Surrealism is a 20th-century literary and artistic movement.
And the artist:
that attempted to express the workings of the subconscious by using fantastic imagery and
the incongruous juxtaposition of subject matter.
"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.” - René Magritte
(pronounced: rna mägrt, 1898-1967)
He painted in a realistic style. While the objects appear to the viewer to be recognizable, the composition of those recognizable objects appears fantastic.
tend to raise the awareness of the viewer to their own thought processes.
Changing an object’s scale, or relative size.
Floating objects that don’t normally float
Joining two images together in impossible combinations
Taking an object form its usual environment and placing it in an unfamiliar one
Making objects transparent that are not usually transparent
Changing objects in unusual way