René Magritte, Le château des Pyrénées (Castle in the Pyrenees), 1961, Series 3
|Artist:||René Magritte (1898 - 1967)|
|Title:||Le château des Pyrénées (Castle in the Pyrenees), 1961, Series 3|
|Medium:||Original Color Lithograph|
|Signature:||Signed 'Magritte' in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin. Signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Herscovici.|
An enormous stone castle hovers above crashing waves. The viewer cannot help but notice the disconcerting nature of this work; the giant stone island appears weightless, yet stone is notably heavy and typically anchored to the ground. Of this work Meuris states, "Gravity is necessarily succeeded by weightlessness. And with Magritte the process is quite independent of the law of physics…Actually, all things considered, the problem of weightlessness has more to do with the poetic than the scientific dimension. Faced with these paintings [of the "world of stone"], it is appropriate to draw on "knowledge." It is enough that, by their presence before us, they transport us into other realms in a state of total serenity, outside time.
Created after the 1961 original oil on canvas Le château des Pyrénées (Castle in the Pyrenees) by René Magritte (1898-1967), this original color lithograph was published and printed by Philippe Moreno, Paris in 2003. This work is signed 'Magritte' in facsimile in graphite color in the lower right margin and signed in pencil in the lower left margin by the representative of ADAGP representing the Magritte Succession, Mr. Charly Herscovici. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin (from the total edition of 360, 300 examples numbered 1-300, 45 artist's proofs numbered 1-45, and 15 copies reserved for the Succession Magritte), this work is stamped with the ADAGP blindstamp in the lower left margin and the Succession Magritte blindstamp in the lower right margin. On the back of this work is an extensive block of printed text stating the title, provenance, tirage, and details of the original oil on canvas.
DOCUMENTED AND ILLUSTRATED IN:
1. Meuris, Jacques. Magritte. London: Greenwich Editions, 1988. Original 1965 oil on canvas illustrated on pg. 159 and discussed on pg. 158.
About the Framing:
Museum grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.