Surrealism is the most mysterious and absurd direction of art. Often similar to advertising posters, unusual and paradoxical, Rene Magritte's paintings are classified as surrealistic.
However, the author attributes them to the so-called "magic realism." It is only clear that his creations always attract attention, cut into memory and make everyone think about something different.
Canvas "Golconda" - from a series of mysterious works of Magritte. It dates from 1953. At first, the idea of the picture may seem unclear. If you turn to the interpretation of the name “Golconda” for help, it turns out that it designates an Indian city where large diamonds are mined. But the fact obtained does not clarify the view of the image.
After all, often surrealists called creations in no way related to the plot names. Unless the arrangement of the figures on the canvas may slightly resemble the special structure of the diamond.
To understand the author’s idea, you will have to plunge into the world of free associations. The famous character of the artist’s paintings is a gentleman in a suit and bowler hat. Here it is duplicated countless times. If you look closely, then every man in the picture is at least something, but different from the uniformly dressed brothers.
This traces the fact of the individuality of each person, despite the initially apparent identicalness.
The gentlemen of the artist are depicted hanging in the air in perspective. Some of them cast shadows on a building with identical windows. The combination of urban landscape and allegorical scene looks great.
You can see a one-sided crowd in the Golconda, but even with all the many people and their striking similarities, everyone feels lonely. With the help of uncomplicated images, the Belgian surrealist showed a strong human experience.
René's famous painting is housed in a private collection in Houston.