Thursday, 1 August 2013
In 1928-29, Belgian Surrealist artist, Rene Magritte painted his piece 'La Trahision des Images'- 'The Treachery of Images.' The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, 'Ceci n'est pas une pipe.', French for 'This is not a pipe.'
"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!" - Rene Magritte.