Surrealism in Belgium (Hardcover)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

By Frank Verpoorten (Foreword by), Xavier Canonne (Text by (Art/Photo Books))

Marot, 9782930117430, 160pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

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Description

From the start, the Belgian Surrealists--among them Ren Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Paul Noug , E.L.T. Mesens and Marcel Mari n--distinguished themselves from their Parisian counterparts with their dry wit, brilliant conceptualism and knack for combining the fantastical and the everyday (e.g., Magritte's bowler-hatted men, or Marcel Mari n's iconic single-lensed spectacle), and their disinclination to issue Breton-style manifestos.
This revelatory volume celebrates the Surrealist movement in Belgium through a group of more than 250 paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and books by artists such as Rachel Baes, Paul Delvaux, Camille Goemans, Jane Graverol, Tom Gutt, Jacques Lacomblez, Ren Magritte, Marcel Mari n, Jacques Matton, Edouard (E.L.T.) Mesens, Paul Noug , Gilbert Senecaut, Louis Scutenaire, Max Servais, Armand Simon, Andr Stas Raoul Ubac, Louis Van de Spiegele, Rogier Van de Wouwer and Robert Willems.