René François Ghislain Magritte (21 November 1898 - 15 August 1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist. He became well-known for a number of witty and thought-provoking images.
A consummate technician, his work frequently displays a juxtaposition of ordinary objects in an unusual context, giving new meanings to familiar things. The representational use of objects as other than what they seem is typified in his painting, The Treachery of Images (La trahison des images), which shows a pipe that looks as though it is a model for a tobacco store advertisement. Magritte painted below the pipe "This is not a pipe" (Ceci n'est pas une pipe), which seems a contradiction, but is actually true: the painting is not a pipe, it is an image of a pipe. (In his book This Is Not a Pipe French philosopher and critic Michel Foucault discusses the painting and its paradox.In zakaj so moji posti tako "zmedeni"? Niso. Samo veliko, veliko informacij je notri. In ja, ker mi "šopajo", jih imam malček problem urediti v kohezivno celoto. Stric Eco je mislim, da napisal Foucaultovo nihalo. (Roman Umberta Eca: tukaj wiki do Foucaultovega nihala, ki seveda ni isti M. F. ampak J. B. L. F. ;) ... zanimivo branje.)
1- not to be meddled and confounded;) with the one from the Matrix, mind you:)