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Magritte – Pillow Case – The treachery of images (1929) – Red
Decorative pillow case featuring a Surrealist painting of Magritte representing a contradiction: “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not a pipe”), but an image of a pipe. Magritte points out that no matter how naturalistically we depict an object, we never do catch the item itself. © Fondation Magritte / C. Herscovici La tricherie des images” (1929)
By the time Magritte moved to Paris in 1927, he painted a crude image of a pipe and labeled the painting “La Pipe”. The same year, 1927, Magritte published an essay entitled “Les Mots et Les Image” in which he points out by means of little sketches a number of relations between words and paintings. As a result, in his 1927 painting The Interpretation of Dreams”, Magritte began placing words in his paintings. This marks a period of about four years where he would produce over 40 paintings that used written words to provoke thought about the meaning of images and words.
For Magritte, this established one of his fundamental concepts: representation. Art is a representation of an image, but not the image itself. Thus on the canvas his famous 1929 painting of a pipe he writes Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (“This is not pipe”) meaning that in fact it’s just a painting of a pipe. That painting is a representation of an image but never the real image.
Magritte was an artist who has always created astonishment, and has remained a major figure of Surrealism. In this collection of pillows, each pattern combines realistic elements and abstract representations: it is a rediscovery of the surreal world, full of magic and mystery!
• Invisible zipper opening
• 45cm x 45cm (17 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches)
• Jacquard Weave: 95% Cotton, 5% Polyester
• Removable insert is NOT INCLUDED
• Handmade in France
With a four-generation legacy of designing and manufacturing tapestries in the fine French tradition, the Jules Pansu company was allowed to create a collection from the paintings of René Magritte with approval from the Fondation Magritte. The works were reproduced without modification, in strict compliance with the original colors and in full, perfectly faithful to Magritte “paintings.
The manufacturer is an established weaving house since 1878 in France, renowned for jacquard-woven tapestries and fabrics in both traditional French and contemporary, innovative designs. Woven and preassembled in France by two awarded best craftman of France”.
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