The Wednesday Painting – The Listening Room

This week’s painting is Magritte’s The Listening Room. It’s a wonderful example of how Magritte could take something mundane and make it fantastical.

Magritte - The Listening Room
Magritte – The Listening Room

Like much of Magritte’s work, this painting is both a criticism and an encouragement. The looming shape and green color challenge our desire to be contemptuous of what is smaller than ourselves… An apple this big, says the painter, you had better respect… I learned from Aesthetic Realism that if you make things smaller in your mind at one time, they can seem to swell and frighten you at another. Art Criticism 

You can even have a virtual reality Magritte experience!


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