open eyes, all seeing
cameras posting selfies
step back, close eyes, SEE
senryu by M. Nakazato LaFreniere
Richard Leslie wrote, “Open eyes see the wrong world; only sightless sight may truly see and beckon others,” in his discussion of Rene Magritte’s 1928 painting of an open eye, The False Mirror. While often an open eye is depicted as an all-seeing eye of a god whether it’s the eye of Horus on a pyramid or the eye of God on the back of a dollar bill, in Surrealism, it’s the closed eye that sees because it can see the truth within.
Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938
Egyptian Art, Hardcover, March 15, 2018
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Flip Fabric Wallet Case Egyptian papyrus depicting the Horus eye
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Ch. 4 Internationalization of Surrealism
Surrealism (The Dream of Revolution)
by Richard Leslie
a world history of art
Conservation | René Magritte, “The False Mirror,” 1928
Behind the scenes at MoMA
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