I have always admired Magritte. His ideas fascinate me, and I was lucky enough to see a large exhibition of his work several years ago in San Francisco. My painting references two of his works -- Golconda, which has dozens of floating figures dressed in suits and bowler hats, and The Human Condition, which shows the summer countryside through a window. Against the window ledge Magritte has propped three easel legs and below the sash is the device an easel has for securing a canvas onto its frame. The implication is that the window itself is a painting, and I was after this effect when I framed the floating men in my paper frame. I like the sense of alternate reality this invokes.
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