Saturday, 21 November 2015

IELTS Topics: Art ~ Who are your favourite artists?

Who are your favourite artists? What kind of art do you like most?

Today is the birthday of René Magritte, born on this day in Belgium in 1898! Magritte is known and loved for his surrealist art.

“I despise my own past and that of others. I despise resignation, patience, professional heroism and all the obligatory sentiments. I also despise the decorative arts, folklore, advertising, radio announcers' voices, aerodynamics, the Boy Scouts, the smell of naphtha, the news, and drunks.
I like subversive humor, freckles, women's knees and long hair, the laughter of playing children, and a girl running down the street.
I hope for vibrant love, the impossible, the chimerical.
I dread knowing precisely my own limitations.”

― RenĂ© Magritte

On view: "The Healer," 1967
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washinton DC, USA