Whether you are bored, wearied, depressed et cetera, there is one sure way to escape it all: by immersing yourself in art. And though usually the type of art I first choose to be engrossed in is music, this time I propose something slightly different. I know I personally crave for some surrealism! Thus, to continue our “You create the paintings you see” project- details here- we propose a deeper (therapeutic) exploration of the human condition through this delightful Magritte:
The painting, entitled “Landscape”, is generous enough for us to be engulfed in for hours. What do you think about it? Is it really a landscape, or does it highlight a more profound idea about the concept of ‘human’? Here we have some highly varied answers, each creative and inspiring in itself. Do you identify yourself with any of these interpretations, or do you have an entirely different explanation? Let us now in the comments below!
It makes me think about the word combination “human nature”, because the shapes indicate both some humans and some landscapes (mountains, water).
*By Anda Radu, blog here
This painting highlights the opposition between life and death. Life, represented through symbols such as water or the tree( isn’t it “the tree of life”, after all?), is contrasted by the gloomy, hell-like atmosphere, rendered through dark colours. Other hints reinforce this antithesis, such as the absence of leaves on the tree. Could the tree of life be dead?
*By 100%Mag and Rick from Belgium
If I were to choose a title for this painting, it would be “The immobile movement”. The idea of movement is suggested through the ramifications on the body, similar to the way in which scientists used to represent blood circulation at first. Nevertheless, this inward movement is contrasted by the still exterior, the body itself. The body seems to be strongly implanted in the ground by the arms, the shoulders and the head, which is reminiscent of Michelangelo’s statues (the prisoners at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence).
*By M.V.D. from Belgium
There is solely one painting left -painting #5-, so hurry up! You can send your interpretation to firstname.lastname@example.org.