Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary

         The ways that the piece of work skirts the line between reality and fantasy is that in reality an artist could paint a woman, the fantasy is that the woman being painted becomes alive as the artist in the paining paints her. The artist creates an illusion that the artist in the paining is painting a real woman that comes to life with the touch of his brush. The artist uses elements of an artist using a palette and painting with a paintbrush. The way he denies our understanding of reality is that the artist in the painting doesn't creature a portrait of a person, or a painting of a human being, but an actual human being. A work of art that is created by God not by an artist and his paintbrush.

Rene Magritte
"La Tentative de l'impossible" (Attempting the Impossible)
Oil on canvas

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