La Folie des Grandeurs, 1948-1949

La Folie des Grandeurs, 1948-1949
La Folie des Grandeurs, 1948-1949 Limited Edition
Rene Magritte
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La Magie Noire
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Magritte, Rene
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La Folie des Grandeurs, 1948-1949 (translation: "Delusions of Grandeur") depicts the fragmented body of a nude woman posing by a seawall. Notice that the woman's body is fragmented and so is the sky. The sky appears to be made out of blocks. Some of the clouds are in front of and behind the "sky blocks" and some of the clouds appear to be painted onto the "sky blocks". There is a question of what is reality. This painting is similar to another painting by Magritte named La Magie Noire

Comparing this painting to the other painting, the horizon line dividing the sky from the sea is clear compared to a fuzzy horizon line. This painting has an object (a candle) sitting on the seawall compared to nothing on the seawall in the other painting.

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