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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 3:50 pm 
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The Son of Man, 1946 by Rene Magritte
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Magritte painted The Son of Man as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in an overcoat and a bowler hat standing in front of a short wall, beyond which is the sea and a cloudy sky. The man's face is largely obscured by a hovering green apple. However, the man's eyes can be seen peeking over the edge of the apple. Another subtle feature is that the man's left arm appears to bend backwards at the elbow.

About the painting, Magritte said:"At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It's something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present."

At the start of 1946 Margritte was painting in both his realist style and his impressionist style. Some of his work, like The Son of Man were already headed toward more extreme colors. This extreme style, closer to some of Van Gogh's paintings, would accelerate in late 1947 when he was invited to hold his first solo exhibition in Paris at the Galerie du Faubourg in May 1948.

https://www.renemagritte.org/the-son-of-man.jsp

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The Son of Man, 1946 by Rene Magritte
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one of my all time favorite artists

the cartoon is great, as well. 8)

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I would never notice the elbow detail...

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Context: after months of public perplexity for him not being arrested, Queiroz, a Friend of Bolsonaro and former public office employee of the Son of Man (pictured above, Flávio Bolsonaro, or Son #01 as he likes to call him) was finally caught (in the home of Bolsonaro's lawyer!), on an investigation regarding public money tapping on a case with the use of proxies or Laranjas (oranges) as they are called here...

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Chris Rehorn replicates "The Son of Man" painting by Magritte for his fourth-year Halloween costume. He says: "Seeing was not so easy, but I got lots of compliments!"


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