The Son of Man, Rene Magritte -- self-portrait with the hope of conveying important messages about the individual. Magritte stated “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.”
Les affinites electives (1932) Rene #Magritte. Gouache, watercolour, black ink and charcoal on paper The egg in the cage combines the two elements of capture and escape in one image. The cage is an image of confinement, but the egg is an image of possibility, of hope and ultimately. Origninally inspired by de #Chirico’s poetry in the combination of normally unrelated objects, Magritte preferred to examine unexpected encounters after #Goethe’s novel Die Wahlverwandtschaften (1809).
This reminds me of some that is keeping something inside themselves that it is stopping them from becoming who they truly are. The use of the cage is very effective like it is a metaphor of being held back or trapped.
Call of Peaks - One of the typical indoor landscapes of Rene Magritte, belonging to a series of paintings with easel depicted. He enjoys playing with illusion and dual meaning of images, where the easel is the symbol or the carrier of this duality.