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René Magritte, Morning Awakening
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TITLE:  Morning Awakening
ARTIST:  René Magritte (Belgian, 1898–1967)
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Lithograph
MARKINGS:  Signed Magritte
SIZE:  h: 20.5 x w: 28.8 in / h: 52.1 x w: 73.2 cm
STYLE:  Surrealism
PRICE*:  3,600 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, LTD.  (610) 366-7300  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Inits way the Morning Awakening also speaks about a turning inside out, an inversion. To perceive is not to see the pure appearance of an object. It is to see the object be. To see transgresses the appearance. It is to see the appearance appear as appearance and not as the totality of Being. To see by perceiving is to turn the visible inside out like a glove or a stocking. It is to see Being as the appearance of the appearance. The phenomenon of Being and the phenomenon of phenomenon are the same. The phenomenon of Being is the result of a turning inside out, an invesion. The awakening of the conscious is a world in reverse. Magritte shows us here not the conscious at work, situated in front of the world, but instead, more subtly, the secret condition of this situation of the conscious. The awakening begins by a re-turning that we perceive very clearly here. Painting is without relation to the outside and does not copy it. What is more, the painting is upside down; so this painting of a painting resembles the visible in retreat in secondary and inevitably perverted visions. The poet does not live by using his inversion of the conscious but by waking up the spirit to this inversion.
PROVENANCE:  Private Collection
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, LTD. Inventory
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