I was a child when I saw a Magritte’s painting for the first time. It was a big rock, with a casttle on top, floating in the sky over the sea. I don’t think I knew concepts as weight, lightness or space and couldn’t understand its metaphore, but even then, it catched my attention.
I understood the meaning of this painting later; opposites fighting against logical rules, far from accepted conventions.
Some days ago my children have met the work of some artists at school, Magritte included, and I’ve rediscovered through their eyes, how surrealism explains a reality where everything is possible. Just as children do.
So, yes, Magritte becomes a continuous inspiration for us. We’ve had lots of ideas and the very first to make is this apple.(more…)