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La Trahison Des Images (The Treachery of Images)
Rene Magritte
1928-1929
The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture “This is a pipe”, I’d have been lying!
His statement is taken to mean that the painting itself is not a pipe. The painting is merely an image of a pipe. Hence, the description, “this is not a pipe.” The theme of pipes with the text “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” is extended in his 1966 painting, Les Deux Mystères.
  1. La Trahison Des Images (The Treachery of Images)

    Rene Magritte

    1928-1929

    The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture “This is a pipe”, I’d have been lying!

    His statement is taken to mean that the painting itself is not a pipe. The painting is merely an image of a pipe. Hence, the description, “this is not a pipe.” The theme of pipes with the text “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” is extended in his 1966 painting, Les Deux Mystères.

  1. 19 notesTimestamp: Friday 2013/09/20 19:14:00The Treachery of ImagesRene MagritteMagritteCeci n'est pas une pipeCe n'est pas une pipec'est ne pas une pipeArtArt Historythe famous pipepipethis is not a pipeLes Deux MysteresLa trahison des images
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