Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The Red Model

The Red Model is an oil on canvas painting created in 1935 by Rene Magritte. Magritte made masterful fantasies of everyday objects such as an old pair of shoes. He made more paintings of this subject but this was one of his earliest of shoes turning into feet.Magritte demonstrates how easily the viewer confuses the image, as a depiction, with the reality it both describes and obscures. His works are like a link between what is and what we see. Magritte expresses scepticism, doubt, and not always mild irony about the conditions of the mind. The reason i chose this painting was because i think the idea is very clever. although it at first confuses the viewer, it also gets them to really think about what the painting is trying to do. it gets the viewer to look closer and understand his irony.

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