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中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸與俄羅斯古籍

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Magritte, René
SEVEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED (“RENÉ MAGRITTE”) TO THE COLLECTORS ROSE AND JOSEPH CAPEL IN ARGENTINA, 1960-1966
in French, expressing his sorrow over a damaged painting by him, owned by Rose and Joseph Capel which was impossible to repair and offering, therefore, to replace it with his gouache L’Ecole buissonière; discussing letters and drawings by Paul Colinet with a view to publication; reflecting on the question of symbolism in art, in relation to his painting La Poitrine and if painting can express ideas and sentiments ("La peinture est incapable d’exprimer desiblées des idées et des sentiments. La peinture ... se borne à montrer"), sharing his views on fellow painter, Salvador Dalí, whom he describes as an artist without true freedom of thought, as well as Giorgio de Chirico and Max Ernst, whom he praises as the only artists to be of interest to him

7 letters in all, nine pages, 8vo and 4to, one on printed letterhead stationery, two on postcards (including three autograph envelopes), two letters to Joseph Capel and five to his wife Rose, Brussels, 16 April 1960 to 2 February 1966, minor creasing


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來源

Rose and Joseph Capel, Argentina, thence by descent to the present owners

出版

David Sylvester (ed.), Sarah Whitfield & Michael Raeburn, René Magritte, Catalogue Raisonné, Antwerp, 1994, vol. IV, appendix no. 140, catalogued p. 325

相關資料

Rose Capel was the editor of Le ciel bleu, a Belgian periodical published in 1945 which featured articles and illustrations by a variety of international artists, such as André Breton, Pablo Picasso as well as Magritte, who wrote two articles in total. The Belgian Surrealist poet Paul Colinet, a close friend of Magritte, collaborated as rédacteur en chef. Painted in 1946, L'Ecole buissonnière was given by the artist to Rose and Joseph Capel in 1960. It was sold at Sotheby's in the sale of Surrealist Art, 28 February 2018, lot 37.

中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸與俄羅斯古籍

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