About René Magritte Tray Golconda (1953) – Green
This vibrant and colorful fuchsia melamine Rene Magritte Tray Golgonda (Green) features his notorious surrealist work “Golconda” (1953) where the Belgian surrealist artist represents a background with buildings and blue sky as a background, where there are nearly identical men in bowler hats and overcoats as in his work Son of Man receding in a grid-like manner through the various picture-planes of the composition. The identical men appear to be floating like helium balloons or drops of rain, although no motion is suggested by the artist in the rendering of the repeated bowler hat and overcoat men. Scholars have mentioned that the urban background of the composition is reminiscent of Rene Magritte’s childhood neighborhood. Charly Herscovici, to whom Magritte’s copyrights were passed on to, commented on the artists work Golconda: “Magritte was fascinated by the seductiveness of images. Ordinarily, you see a picture of something and you believe in it, you are seduced by it; you take its honesty for granted. But Magritte knew that representations of things can lie. These images of men aren’t men, just pictures of them, so they don’t have to follow any rules. This painting is fun, but it also makes us aware of the falsity of representation.” It is in this sense, that as Herscovici pointed out, Magritte once again explores the relationship between words and images; where the artist once again presents to the viewer the challenge of attempting to describe a work of art. The treachery of images is pointed out by Magritte one more time in his work Golconda, where these aren’t “men” but a mere “image” representing men… and therefore, their representation is free of the natural constraints of the real world.
More details Rene Magritte Tray Golconda (1953) – Green:
- Dimensions: 14.96″ x 11.05″ x 0.5″
- Weight: 0.12 lbs (est)
- Material: Melamine.
- Additional features: Dishwasher friendly. Not microwave safe.