Saturday, 22 February 2014

Paul den Hollander / René Magritte

René Magritte
The Domain of Arnheim (detail)
oil on canvas
73 x 100 cm

In the paintings of Magritte (1898-1967), we see the game with the subjective perception of reality, full of seriousness and humor. He achieved this by faithful images of objects, people, animals and plants.The unexpected in his work is the way in which these objects are combined with each other or put opposite each other.
His painting is like poetry that stimulates the beholder's presumption of secrets.
Magritte's line of thought was that "as long as we believe that we are dependent on atoms and molecules that constitute our matter, we can not recognize that it is our eternal being from which we regard the material, which changes according to the perspective of looking".
Excerpts Jacques Meuris, 'Rene Magritte', Taschen

Paul den Hollander (NL)
Luminous Garden #85
120 x 95 cm

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