Senryu : open

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.

From Amazon:

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
Khan Academy

RDP #46 – OPEN
Ragtag Daily Prompt
Mondays from sgeoil, sgeoil
on Ragtag Community

The Ragtag Daily Prompt now has it’s own blog site called the “Ragtag Community“. Each day of the week a prompt is presented by a different person. Today’s is “open” by sgeoil. Come and participate by posting writing or images evoked by the word and add your pingback or link to the comments there. Hope to see you at Ragtag Community!