Monday, November 18, 2013

Imaginations of reality

Clairvoyance by Renee Magritte
Grace '16 reflects on a recent art trip to NYC

I really enjoyed going on the art trip this year. Walking on the High Line and observing the city from different angles was very interesting. I especially enjoyed wandering in the Magritte Gallery of MoMA. I’ve heard of Magritte's famous paintings but I haven’t actually seen them before. Although most of his works were distortions of reality, the oddness and discomfort caught my attention. I liked one of his paintings called Clairvoyance, where a guy is painting a bird just by looking at an egg. It sort of gave me an idea of what Magritte was thinking while he was painting because painters usually base their work on imaginations of reality.

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