IN POPULAR CULTURE
WHILE looking at NOSES again today I came across this famous amusing painting of a nose . . .therefore I am spending a little time today leaning again about this famous Belgian artist who influenced many modern POP artists of today . . .
Some more background to his work can be found online if you would care to read a bit more as I have . . . .
The 1960s brought a great increase in public awareness of Magritte's work. Thanks to his "sound knowledge of how to present objects in a manner both suggestive and questioning," his works have been frequently adapted or plagiarized in advertisements, posters, book covers and the like. Examples include album covers such as Beck-Ola by The Jeff Beck Group (reproducing Magritte's The Listening Room), Jackson Browne's 1974 album, Late for the Sky, with artwork inspired by Magritte's L'Empire des Lumières, Oregon's album Out of the Woods referring to Carte Blanche, and the Firesign Theatre's album Just Folks . . . A Firesign Chat based on The Mysteries of the Horizon.
Paul Simon's song "Rene and Georgette Magritte with Their Dog after the War", inspired by a photograph of Magritte by Lothar Wolleh, appears on the 1983 album Hearts and Bones.
Magritte's imagery has inspired filmmakers ranging from the surrealist Marcel Mariën to mainstream directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Robbe-Grillet,Bernardo Bertolucci, Nicholas Roeg, and Terry Gilliam.