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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Magritte


Today is the 110th anniversary of Rene Magritte's birth. If you are not familiar with his work, you should be. His work so impressed me that, when I was dabbling in the art of painting, I copied one of his works. Alas, it looked like a copy. And a poor one at that.

"My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question 'What does that mean'? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable."

René Magritte




6 comments:

Michael said...

I had to check the names of the pieces, but I now remember that The Son of Man and Golconda are my favorites. We did some work on him when I still took art four years ago and writing essays about the meaning (or lack of it) used induce quite the headache.

His work is very mysterious and captivating. I like this post.

Michael.

P.S. Sorry I haven't been checking your blog these past few days as I've been busy with school. It's finally Friday and I'll get right on it. Looking forward to the other three that I've missed.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Like work Michael, school must take priority, my boss would like it to have more priority, but he recognises that once a blogger always a blogger and there are precedences.

LOL

Interesting pictures Douglas, some I have seen before.

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

The Logisitician said...

At a minimum, Magritte's work always catches one's attention and therefore makes one think.

Douglas said...

Logisitician, I think most art does this, regardless of genre, but surrealism does it best for me. I find Magritte's work to be the best of that genre, in my opinion. Admittedly, I am no art critic or learned scholar in that field.

Argentum Vulgaris said...

Like work Michael, school must take priority, my boss would like it to have more priority, but he recognises that once a blogger always a blogger and there are precedences.

LOL

Interesting pictures Douglas, some I have seen before.

AV
http://netherregionoftheearthii.blogspot.com/
http://tomusarcanum.blogspot.com/

Michael said...

I had to check the names of the pieces, but I now remember that The Son of Man and Golconda are my favorites. We did some work on him when I still took art four years ago and writing essays about the meaning (or lack of it) used induce quite the headache.

His work is very mysterious and captivating. I like this post.

Michael.

P.S. Sorry I haven't been checking your blog these past few days as I've been busy with school. It's finally Friday and I'll get right on it. Looking forward to the other three that I've missed.