Tuesday, December 15, 2020

#454 Décalcomanie


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.

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