About Rene Magritte Coasters – Parastone – Set of 4 – Masterpieces
Part of the Parastone’s exclusive Museum gift collection this set of 4 glass Rene Magritte Coasters features 4 masterworks by one of the most iconic Surrealist artists. His surrealistic paintings turn the usual order of things ironically on its head, thus restoring mystery to a world that has lost its magic. His work typically conveys a sense of the amazing, the surprising, and the ridiculous—but also the unsettling. Without a specific message, Magritte’s paintings nonetheless speak to us, creating a connection between opposites on an associative level. Thus a dinner roll can, with complete naturalness, fly past a barred dungeon opening. In discussing his art, Magritte spoke of “inspired thoughts”: he was indeed a painter-philosopher who thought in pictorial form and moved with seemingly playful lightness in the exalted atmosphere of his own imagination. Magritte’s vast repertoire of visual humor, paradox, and surprise to this day makes us look and look again, not only at the painting but at our sense of self and the world. From men in bowler hats, floating in the sky, to a painting of a pipe above the caption “this is not a pipe”, René Magritte (1898–1967) created an echo chamber of object and image, name and thing, reality and representation. Like other Surrealist works, Magritte’s paintings combine a precise, mimetic technique with abnormal, alienating configurations which defy the laws of scale, logic, and science: a comb the size of a wardrobe, rocks that float in the sky, clouds that drift through an open door. The result is a direct yet disorientating realm, often witty, often unsettling, and always prompting us to look beyond the visible, to “what is hidden by what we see.” More details on Rene Magritte Coasters – Parastone – Set of 4 – Masterpieces:
- Dimensions (coaster): 3 7/8″ x 1/8″ inches.
- Weight: 1.2 lbs
- Material: Glass coasters, Metallic storage rack.
- Artworks featured (4): Son of Man, Sky Bird, Treachery of Images, Memory of a Journey
- Part of Parastone’s Museum Gift Collection.