Monday, December 21, 2020

#455 L'esprit et la forme (1928)


There is much to
sing about here.

The glass of water. 
The fish out of it 

but still swimming
happily around. The

pawn, token of a
game she has just 

learnt but is much
taken by. Which she

has natural advant-
ages in since she can

float above it & read
the play as easily as

she can read the myst-
eries of the sea floor.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

#454 D├ęcalcomanie


Which side has been taken
& pressed upon the other
one? Maybe with another
artist it might be easy to
determine — clean lines,
symmetry, a space echoing
what has been taken away
from it — but Magritte
rarely adheres to the strict
guidelines for anything, &
decalcomania is no except-
ion. The curtain behind, in 
front of; the horizons evenly
aligned but not the beach;
one shoulder sloping more.
En plein air the man blocks
out the sea. The curtains ex-
pose it as if he wasn't there.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

#453 Les Bijoux Indiscrets

Hand on
my heart

I have 
a face 

on my