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    This is my photographic interpretation of Magritte's The Son of Man. I was familiar with Magritte's popular surreal painting, especially when it … Read More
    This is my photographic interpretation of Magritte's The Son of Man. I was familiar with Magritte's popular surreal painting, especially when it was so artfully and creatively exploited in the remake of The Thomas Crown Affair (with René Russo and Pierce Brosnan). I was so impressed by the multiple interpretive possibilities of the painting that I started thinking how I could recreate it myself. Simple elements that were inexpensive to acquire. I didn't want to replicate the painting color by color, however. As said in the captions, I initially wanted to show my face covered by the green apple and leave it at that. Two more pictures came out of gestation. Read Less
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Most are familiar with The Son of Man, that surrealist painting by French painter René Magritte. Here's my own interpretation in several pictures. It's not exaclty surrealistic; maybe I'll work on a version later.
Believe it or not, this is an accidental picture between takes, but I decided to include it because it speaks to an unseen object of desire that is unreachable (interpretation du jour, mind you). The green apple in all the pictures is a real one, it hasn't been copied and pasted or photoshopped. I just used a very low-tech trick to keep the apple in that floating position.
I initially thought of photographing myself dressed as the “Son of Man” a lá Magritte. However, I created this playful face because a friend goaded me to smile. Bless her heart!