Thursday, 8 October 2009

Ceci n'est pas une pipe


My friend, FRM, is an art historian. I attended a lecture she gave on Magritte followed by a guided tour in the newly opened Magritte museum on the Place Royale here in Brussels. Magritte, it would appear, was not interested in art for the sake of it and was quite happy to see reproductions of paintings in books or magazines or newspapers or postcards and was not eager to travel the world over to see the originals. His wife, Georgette, dragged him to the Uffizi in Florence and Magritte after seeing one Botticelli after another, stormed out of the gallery saying: “J’en ai marre des Botticelli.” ( "I have had enough of Botticellis"). And went off to walk his dog.

3 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

Surreal!

Moira said...

An artist with great priorities. Thanks for sharing. BTW, is that Magritte's dog or a funny photo you found?

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Simi the dog thoroughly approves of Magritte! Love the pic.