The lovers of René Magritte: a bitter kiss
The lovers of René Magritte:
a bitter kiss
One of these pictures is the lovers of René Magritte of that they say that they have spilled many ink rivers. Today this topic would be necessary to update it and to say that it is one of the pictures that appears in innumerable blogs. Since today we join this quantity and spill our words.
In the number 10 of Magazine Atticus we initiate a work on The kiss in the art history. In the next number we continue with this trip, covered sweet, for the both pictorial and sculptural samples that they take as a protagonist to this effusive love sample.
As I pass (that in turn will be the starter of the delivery) there left to you the work that on The lovers our collaborator Esther Bengoechea has realized. Excellent work for a picture that not only shows what we see. It is not necessary to forget that Magritte belonged to the surrealistic movement, artistic current that in painting the images were using to express its emotions, although they should not continue a logical exposition.
It praises lovers
René Magritte (1898 - 1967)
Oil on linen, 54,2 x 73 cm.
Private collection, Brussels, Belgium.
Two persons lead this beautiful linen. Its identities are secret after two humid veils that cover the face. We know that they are a man and a woman for its clothings and we suppose that they are equal because they are kissing. Little helps us the fund to specify the scene. They are low roof, there sees part of the same one and of the cast that adorns it, but the fact that a wall is a garnet and the blue fund sky, one makes to raise if it is another wall identical with different color or if simply they are under roof but open seas on the outside.
The Belgian painter René Magritte, father of The Lovers, manages to attract public's attention for the humid cloths covering the faces of the protagonists and for the hard colors of the linen. There is a predominance of the garnet, blue and black, emphasizing the target over all to underline the wet effect of the cloths that cover them.
Its first contact with the painting had it at the age of eleven, moment in which it began its classes of drawing. Its first works continue an impressionistic line and its work spent for influences of the cubism, orfismo, futurism and purism, without forgetting us of the called magic realism, before landing in the surrealism, movement of excellent Magritte. With its brush it tries to capture a different reality, something that surprises the spectator.
Magritte titled The Lovers to two different works, in which the same protagonists appear and with the same clothes. But, there is always one but, two works differ for two reasons: the fund, we go on from walls and roof to a natural fund with trees and field of fund, and the action, here they do not kiss but both look at the head with the faces at one along with other.
Considering the subject-matter of this article, we are going to center on the kiss of The Lovers. I think who if the Belgian genius should raise the head and should hear the quantity of sighs of love that has caused its picture, would bend it again and would return under ground thinking that the world has gone crazy.
René Magritte painted The Lovers in 1928, sixteen years after its mother was committing suicide throwing itself to the river Sambre. It seems that not, but this information is very important to understand the meaning of the picture.
Magritte titled to its work Lover and painted the portrait of them kissing yes, of this there is no doubt, but as all that glitters is not gold, not all the lovers love not even all the kisses they symbolize love.
Many theories have been about this work throughout the years: secret love, two strangers that they like without meeting do not even do not even to smell, won the love that have to hide from the society. and other tropecientas histories more. But any brings not even the most minimal thing over to the intentions that the Belgian painter had on having painted the portrait of two persons with a humid cloth kissing.
René Magritte always had engraving in its retinas the moment in which they extracted the corpse of its mother of the river, with the humid shirt covering the face. Hence the humid rags between the faces of the lovers of its work. Simply it is the memory that an adolescent Magritte has of how it finished the suicide of its mother in the Samble.
A love kiss is the flavor of the kissed person, the smell and, like not, the contact of the languages or simply of the lips. The humid Magritte rag destroys any idea of kiss on having prohibited the sensations protagonists.
The lovers (another version)
Oil on linen, 54,2 x 73 cm.
Esther Bengoechea Gutiérrez
Filed file: General
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