Friday, January 07, 2005

a note on magritte

"The art of painting expresses the invisible by means of the visible, thoughts by means of images. People have often abstractedly  theorized about this form of articulation. Magritte's genius doubtless lies in the fact that he concretely  reflected it, made it the subject of his pictures themselves. If he is to imagine the difference between what is visible and what is thought in his painting, the painter must render these thoughts visible, must render them so that they can be perceived by the eye. It is for this reason that Magritte introduced words into his pictures, uniting that which can be seen and that which can be read on one and the same surface."
Marcel Paquet: René Magritte (1898-1967); Thought rendered visible

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