About Rene Magritte Tray Apple – Ceci n’est pas une pomme (1964)
This vibrant and colorful fuchsia melamine Rene Magritte Tray Apple features his notorious surrealist work “Ceci n’est pas une pomme” (1964). Magritte’s work Ceci n’est pas une pomme features a combination of two separate iconic concepts associated with the Belgian surrealist artist’s oeuvre: The apple imagery and the “ceci n’est pas…” concept, first introduced in his work The Treachery of Images (1928-1929), currently located at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Like in his previous work The Treachery of Images (Ceci n’est pas une pipe), Magritte explores through the bold statement “This is not an apple” underneath the clear representation of an apple the paradox between words and images, that a representation of an object is not the equal of the object itself. With the incredible, bold simplicity of that statement, Magritte had managed to puncture entirely the suspension of disbelief that was involved in looking at a picture, challenging the entire notion of representation. To this day, the picture reverberates through the public consciousness and has launched a range of references and reflections by prominent scholars such as for example the French philosopher Paul-Michel Foucault’s 1971 book titled Ceci n’est pas une pipe. The apple became a significant part of Magritte’s oeuvre during the 1950’s and became closely associated to portrait representations of the artist. In Ceci n’est pas une pomme, Magritte challenges the artistic tradition of still-life painting through the monumental scale and primary focus to the fruit, as opposed to the artist or to the tromp-l’oeil effects in the artwork. More details on Magritte Tray Apple – Ceci n’est pas une pomme (1964):
- Dimensions: 14.96″ x 11.05″ x 0.5″
- Weight: 0.12 lbs (est)
- Material: Melamine.
- Additional features: Dishwasher friendly. Not microwave safe.