Magritte Tea Party

One of my latest painting was influenced by artist Rene Magritte, titled "Magritte Tea Party".

If you don't know Magritte, in short. A Belgian surrealist artist ( 1898 -1967).

Surrealist artist would use out of place and out of proportion imagery to provoke thought. Think Salvador Dali. He was also among those in Belgium propagating the ideas of the Dadaist movement. He hung out with artist such as E. L. T. Mesens, Arp, Picabia, Schwitters, Tzara and Man Ray. 

"Depending upon the mood of the artist, reality can be changed and given a different manifestation in the picture; similarly, the artist can give things a logic such as contradicts the laws of common perception"

 You may be familiar with his painting "Treachery of Images", this painting featured, Ceci,nest pas use pipe, (this is not a pipe.)

One of the greatest artist of the 20th Century.

Magritte was born the same year that Lewis Carroll died, 1898. I wonder if he read 'Alice in Wonderland' when he was growing up?

The text in the background of the painting are famous quotes from Magritte.

"Life obliges me to do something, so I paint."

"The mind loves the unknown. It loves images whose meaning is unknown, since the meaning of the mind itself is unknown."

"A truly poetic canvas is an awakened dream."

"No object is stuck with its name so irrevocably that one cannot find another which suits it better."

"An object never serves the same function as its image – or its name."

"To be a surrealist means barring from your mind all remembrance of what you have seen, and being always on the lookout for what has never been."

"Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.""This is not a pipe."

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