Magritte

1989 GP4. Discovered 1989 Apr. 3 by E. W. Elst at La Silla.

Named for the Belgian painter Renae Magritte Lessines (1898-1967), well kown for his magical surrealistic style. In the 1930s he composed his Magritte dictionary, placing ordinary objects, such as apples, stones and pipes, in a surrealistic context, thereby aiming to surprise and alienate. The philosophy of his work may best be summarized as "creating the unknown with known things". (M 31298)

Citation written by K. Leterme at the request of the discoverer.

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