Unformatted text preview: because it is in the title, the human condition. It is the human condition to believe what we see but what is being portrayed for us in this painting may not be truth. What if the canvas on the easel in the painting does not accurately portray what is behind it? It makes the viewer question whether or not what they are seeing is what is really there. Another major theme of this work is the theme of philosophy. This painting provokes as much thought as many of the philosophical readings we have done so far. It really makes the viewer think about what is really behind that canvas and whether or not it is the truth that is being shown. As all god philosophy does it really messes with your mind and makes you question everything. 3....
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- Fall '08
- Meaning of life, Western painting, René Magritte, Magritte