Year: 1987 Source: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, v.35, no.4, (1987), p.967-990 SIEC No: 19890316

The author asserts that the suicide of Rene Magritte’s mother: (1) had a profound impact on the form & style of his paintings; (2) his paintings represented an effort to master the trauma of the experiences; (3) the contents of certain paintings reconstruct the experience, & (4) some paintings reveal a breakthrough of projected primitive aggressive impulses & unconscious representations of the aggressive mother. 9 refs. (LH)