This laminated melamine tray is featuring a Surrealist painting of Magritte representing a contradiction: “Ceci n’est pas une pomme” (“This is not an apple”), but an image of an apple. Magritte points out that no matter how naturalistically we depict an object, we never do catch the item itself. © Fondation Magritte / C. Herscovici Ceci n’est pas une pomme” (1964)
Magritte was a painter of ideas; a painter of visible thoughts, rather than of subjects. He valued neither lyrical nor the abstraction. He described his paintings saying, 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, it is unknowable.”
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!
Dimensions: 14.5″ diameter
Easy maintenance composite material
Surface (top and bottom) sealed with scratch free high-pressure melamine
Resistant to high temperatures, cigarette burns and common detergents