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The Architect of Magus

12 November 1935
(French, 1906–1974)
Image: 31.5 x 22.7 cm (12 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.); Mounted: 43.3 x 34.4 cm (17 1/16 x 13 9/16 in.); Paper: 31.5 x 22.7 cm (12 3/8 x 8 15/16 in.)
© 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
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Location: not on view

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Hugnet "collaborated" with the 19th-century French painter Louis Chassevent in 1935 by adding two collage elements and his own signature to Chassevent’s 1876 drawing of the entrance to a classical building, possibly a temple. Historically a member of a priestly caste of ancient Persia, the magus has taken on many different roles over the centuries, including those of magician, astrologer, and sage, such as the Magi or Three Wise Men of the Nativity.
The Architect of Magus

The Architect of Magus

12 November 1935

Georges Hugnet

(French, 1906–1974)
France, 20th century

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