Thursday, September 19, 2013

The Listening Chamber

I chose The Listening Chamber  by surrealist Rene Magritte on oil on canvas because I found the idea of a painting an everyday object in a unusual place to be very interesting. I like how the apple is placed out of proportion and and context as it creates a sense of mystery. By up-scaling everyday objects we are reminded of how beautiful ordinary objects can actually be. I felt as though the painting was supposed to represent some form of irony, as the title is The Listening Room, yet the room is closed off and engulfed by a giant apple, containing no room for anything.

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