At the first clear word by Max Ernst, 1923. Oil on canvas. Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, Germany.
La Lecture Defanse (l’Usage de la Parole) (Forbidden literature (The use of the Word)) by René Magritte, 1936. Oil on canvas.
Delusions of grandeur by René Magritte, 1948. Oil on canvas, 99 x 81.5 cm.
I will assume that this painting is the one upon which this sculpture is based. Don’t miss Samantha Allan’s wonderful analysis on that one.
Le Calcul Mental by René Magritte, 1940. Gouache on paper, 11 ⅜ x 19 inches.
My Neighbor Magritte
The Conqueror by René Magritte, 1926. Oil on canvas, 75 x 65 cm.
A man with a head made of wood poses for a portrait in his tuxedo, while sickly, green trees are lifted up by their roots in front of a blood-red sky: Magritte reacts to the war.
by Antonin Artaud, 1926.
Dark Poet, a maid’s breast
Embittered poet, life seethes
And life burns,
And the sky reabsorbs itself in rain,
Your pen scratches at the heart of life.
Forest, forest, alive with your eyes,
On multiple pinions;
With storm-bound hair,
The poets mount horses, dogs.
Eyes fume, tongues stir,
The heavens surge into our senses
Like blue mother’s milk;
Women, harsh vinegar hearts,
I hang suspended from your mouths.