DISCUSSIONS - Discussion 2 Because a representational...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Discussion 2 Because a representational painting, such as “The Treason of Images”, is painted to obviously depict a matter in nature or an object of some sort as a representation and not meant to in any way miraculously take the form of the object (hence the caption: this is not a pipe), I think it could be revealed as more abstract than an abstract painting. In an abstract painting, the shapes and colors are used in a subjective way and may not look very realistic, but it is defined enough so you can still get an idea of what you are looking at, a general feel for the painting, and infer to what the artist attempts to convey. An example would be the series of paintings by none other than Claude Monet titled “Water Lilies”. I personally love this painting for the style. It is far from dull and very shapely in such a way I would imagine a pipe to be if one were two feet away from me. The title is extremely fitting, referring to the contradictory phrase within the painting. I think by ‘this is not a pipe’, Magritte meant that the pipe epitomizes so much more than a tangible, boring and ordinary pipe, one which anyone of age can go out and buy. But, you clearly
Image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern