Magritte - Green Apple

 
Sometimes when experimenting, I am surprised at where the painting is taking me. Bits of surrealism surfaced in these two small 'still life-scapes'. Not sure what to call these, but they are a bit tangent from what I usually paint. The green apple reminded me of Rene Magritte (1898-1967) a Belgian surrealist artist. There was a recent exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago (June 24 - Oct. 13), 'Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary 1926-1938'. I was not fortunate to see it.

Magritte's more well known painting is:
"Magritte TheSonOfMan"
1964


About the painting, Magritte said:
At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It's something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.
by Shimon D. Yanowitz  Via Wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Magritte_TheSonOfMan.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Magritte_TheSonOfMan.jpg

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