Rene Magritte ⁣ Le regard intérieur (The inner gaze)⁣ 1949⁣

Rene Magritte ⁣ Le regard intérieur (The inner gaze)⁣ 1949⁣

6/8/2021, 12:28:17 AM
Rene Magritte ⁣ Le regard intérieur (The inner gaze)⁣ 1949⁣ “In Le regard intérieur, a host of exotic birds sit perched in a plant - only this plant, instead of being a tree, is one of René Magritte's iconic tree-leafs.⁣ Here, the tree-leaf's impossibility is made vivid by the addition of this aviary, which appears to tap into the legacy of Flemish and Netherlandish paintings by Old Masters such as Frans Snyders, bringing to the fore Magritte's irreverent attitude towards the revered artists of the past. Not only do the birds add flashes of rich colour to the composition, but they also serve to illustrate the paradoxical 'depth' of the picture: the birds are arranged on 'branches' which are in fact the veins of this giant, essentially flat, leaf. Thus, in Le regard intérieur, Magritte has managed to play with the entire nature of painting, disrupting the perspective of the picture by presenting the 'tree' as a flat surface upon which the birds are sitting.⁣ In Le regard intérieur, Magritte has added a new dimension by showing the impossibly exotic range of birds roosting upon a giant leaf. Meanwhile, he has also added another 'elective affinity' between the water in the glass and in the sea. While there is nothing 'impossible' about the juxtaposition of these two items, Magritte has nonetheless managed to present them in such a way that they become all the more expressive of the mystery of the world. In this way, he is stripping away all the assumptions about our surroundings that we are too apt to make, encouraging us to view our universe afresh.”⁣ #paintings #painting #artlovers #artists #famousart #artlegends #art #thearts #everythingart #arteverything #artislife #artislife e🎨 #dailyart #fineart #artoftheday #artstagram #artofinstagram #arthistorian #arthistorynerd #arthistory #historyofart #artlove #20thcenturyart #surealism #renemagritte #magritte #theinnergaze #aviary #surrealistart #surrealart

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