So I think that it is time to bring back “Art Wednesday”. I have missed it and it keeps me thinking about and looking at art and life in a certain way… Which is good.
What better way to bring it back than with my favorite artist, Rene Magritte. This piece is called “Les merveilles de la Nature” or “Wonders of Nature”. It was painted in 1953 and is Oil on canvas. It’s home is the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
One thing that you can always count on when you are looking at a Magritte is all of the multiple reads. Why the ship in the background? Why the fish heads? Are they in love? Are they made of stone? What does the sky mean? … Anyway, I think that they are so in love, and the view was so amazing that they eventually turned to stone from letting one moment slip into another for all of eternity… Kind of a beautiful way to go… The fish heads could be some comment on being breathless when you are in love, like a fish out of water….
That’s just my take…
Read more about Magritte here