Monday, November 19, 2018

"Painting the Muse" -Charles Heubach

Painting the Muse

Linda and I viewed The Promenades of Euclid1955 by René Magritte at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  I was enchanted by Magritte's canvas meeting the horizon exactly, but I drew it this way instead.

City view in general; "veduta"; trompe l'oeil. The interior of a room with a painting on an easel sitting in front of a window. Through the window a cityscape can be seen; the scene on the painted canvas seems to exactly replicate that section of the city which it blocks from view. Two triangular shapes dominate the center of the painting. One is the conical roof of a stone tower, while the other is a near-empty avenue shown in rapidly receding perspective. These two triangles are an oblique reference to Euclid, the father of geometry.
The Promenades of Euclid1955 by René Magritte