Examine Rene Magritte’s life, art & design homework help

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Examine Rene Magritte’s life and discover the

What was Renee Magritte’s mother’s name?

What was his father’s occupation?

How many siblings did Magritte have?  What were their names?

Was Rene Magritte the youngest or the oldest child?  Which sibling was did he feel closest to

When Magritte was a child, what once landed on the roof of
his house and later appeared as a symbol in some of his art works? 

Who was “Fantomas?” 
Where did young Magritte discover Fantomas?  What symbol did he later use in his work as
an artist to represent Fantomas?

When Rene was a teenager, what happened to his mother?  What role did water play in this?

What was unusual about the condition of her body when it was

How do you feel that this event influenced the symbolism in
some of Magritte’s later art works (i.e. Who do you think was represented by
the symbol of a bird?  What did the
symbol of three eggs in a nest stand for? 
Why did Magritte divide many of his images of women in some way?  Why did he sometimes hide their faces?)?

Who did Magritte marry? 
When did he first meet her? 

How was Magritte’s wife significant to his images of women?  Why do most of the women in his paintings
look like his wife?

Where did Magritte have to work for a while as a young
married man to make enough money to support himself and his wife?

Magritte eventually became very successful as an artist.  What museum in the United States held a huge
retrospective exhibition of Magritte’s work in the 1960’s while he was still


Unit 4 Creative

Select 2 of the following 7
assignments (*if you choose to do the movie analysis, it will count as 2
assignment choices and you won’t need to do any of the painting analysis

Note:  You can delete/cut the assignments that you
that you did not choose to do from your document.  This makes the file smaller and easier to

For art analysis in the assignments below, think
about how the tragedy that occurred during Magritte’s childhood might be linked
to the strange symbols in his work

Art Analysis Creative Assignment Choices:

Analyze the painting Black Magic (above).  Who do you think the woman represents?

Why is she painted two different colors?

What do you think the color blue (on the top of her body)

Why is the woman turned away from the viewer?

What is the significance of the water?

Why do you think Magritte placed a ledge between the woman
and the water below?  What do you think
that represents?

Why would Magritte create divided images of women?  Explain.


Art Analysis Creative Assignment Choices:

Who do you think the couple on the left represents?  Why? 

How do faces covered with cloth symbolize the tragedy from
Magritte’s childhood?  What other
meanings could they have?

The woman in the white dress bears a strong resemblance to
old photographs of Magritte’s mother. 
How could the symbols in the painting indicate that this might be
Adeline Regine Magritte?

Why do you think Magritte covered her face with a bouquet of
violets?  What do you think the flowers


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