Rene Magritte: Sleight of Hand Surrealist
Born today: Rene Magritte
He showed us where the real and unreal meet.
If you haven't already, it's time that you him see
He'll delight you with trompe l'oeil and wraparound whimsy.
"'Reproduction Prohibited' gives us a psychic jolt. Most of us, at times, find it difficult to believe completely in our own reality. Who are we? What do other people see? Which is true---how I appear or how I am? And how do I know what I am? This is the role of the Surrealist---to stir up such uncertainties and make us look at the ordinary with fresh understanding. Here, a man looks into the mirror and is confronted by an image of himself from behind. As a concept it is terrifyingly simple, and one cannot come to terms with it an any logical manner." ["Sister Wendy's 1000 Masterpieces" p. 287]
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