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The Son of Man by René Magritte (1946)

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The next pieces are by René Magritte. The Belgian Surrealist artist is famous for his thought-provoking images and paintings. Oftentimes, he paired ordinary objects and contextualizing them unusually. He enjoyed challenging individual’s preconceived notions of reality. This painting speaks to his artistic style. 

This particular piece is meant to be a self-portrait, while the green apple covers a majority of Magritte’s face, we still get a peek of his eye behind the fruit. 

According to Renemagritte.org, Magritte once 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.”

The blonde curly-haired boy on the right emulates Magritte almost perfectly. Orange you glad he didn’t use an apple?