"Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." —Rene Magritte
D.B. Johnson writes and illustrates the surreal story of famous surrealist painter Rene Magritte and his very mysterious (and mischievous!) hat. While the art reflects some of Magritte's own work, the text sets readers on a fun and accessible path to learning about the simpler concepts behind Mr. Magritte's work.
This delightful picture book captures the playfulness and the wonderment of surrealist art. Four transparent pages add yet another level of surrealism to the illustrations as pictures can be altered with the turn of a page.
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On the fountain’s “brim” is inscribed, “This is not a hat”—an allusion to Magritte’s painting of a pipe, famously inscribed “This is not a pipe.” There are levitating baguettes, giant green apples, a monument with Magritte’s birth and death dates reversed—and more.Feb 05 2012 | Read Full Review of Magritte's Marvelous Hat
A child doesn't have to be familiar with the work of Belgian artist René Magritte to make sense of "Magritte's Marvelous Hat" (Houghton Mifflin, 32 pages, $16.99) because making sense is frankly beside the point of this sojourn into surrealism for readers 5 and older.Apr 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Magritte's Marvelous Hat
He rushed out to find his hat because he couldn’t paint without it, but the hat was hiding.May 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Magritte's Marvelous Hat
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