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Description of the painting Rene Magritte “The Son of Man”


The most famous among the works of Rene Magritte is the mystery painting “The Son of Man”. Written in 1964, it immediately took possession of the minds of external simplicity and extreme depth of content.

A catchy and easy-to-remember image of a man in business clothes - a black coat on a shirt with a tie, and with a bowler hat on his head. Paradoxical object - a green apple obscures a person’s face. Most often, the picture is interpreted as a symbolic image of a modern man - a businessman, who nevertheless remains a descendant of the first person - Adam, and therefore is subject to temptations and sinful acts; they, like the apple of knowledge, overlap the view of the world of existing visible and invisible things. However, Magritte, most likely, would like to grant the right to interpret his painting to each of us individually. Indeed, it is: everyone who looks at the “Son of man” reveals his vision of life, his personal philosophy.

The works of Magritte are not just bright beautiful posters, in addition they carry a philosophical mystery. To show the existence of hidden meaning, the hidden essence of phenomena in the world - this is the task of the surrealist Rene. Moreover, the artist himself refused to classify himself in this direction. Surrealism was based on psychoanalytic science. The images of Magritte are not scientific, but more mystical and do not imply dry intellectual debate, but a flight of creative imagination and the search for the truth of life.

“Son of man” is a stranger who has lost his individuality and who peers into what is hidden from view. Background - a wall, the sea and the sky in the clouds - nothing distracts his attention.

Interestingly, the painting was written as a self-portrait. Now the appearance of an anonymous mister in a bowler hat and jacket is sometimes perceived separately from the author of the picture. “The Son of Man” has successfully blended into modern mass culture and continues to inspire people to ask questions that are far from everyday life.





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