Comparing art: Gérard Dubois and René Magritte

Oct 6, 2010

Works by René Magritte (left) and Gérard Dubois (right)

The illustrative works of Montréal-based artist Gérard Dubois are featured in major publications, such as The New Yorker, Time Magazine, Le Monde, and Rolling Stone.  While browsing DuBois' collection of works on his website, I was reminded of the works of Surrealist artist- René Magritte (whose works are shown here on the left).


It's hard to believe that there is a 70-year span between the two artists (Magritte dying the year before DuBois was born). These particular works of art share so many similar qualities regarding composition, imagery, and color choice.  The objects depicted in their works seem to come from the same time period, yet there is a timelessness about their art.  Maybe this explains the common use of Magritte's art in media even today.

4 comments:

Galit said...

Such great post Cathy! I enjoyed your comparison and the thoughts it provoked in my head. It is a special treat as I adore both those artists.

HomeCollection. said...

oh you're right!

nicola said...

The painting at the bottom-left, which is a painting of Magritte, what's the name of this painting? I'm interested in this Picture as well and I wanna do some study on it:) Thank you!

Cathy said...

Nicola, Magritte's painting with the cloud and door is called La Victoire.

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