ニューヨーク近代美術館: René Magritte’s “The Lovers” has captured the public imagination during this #MuseumFromHome moment. The almost-intimate scene feels unsettlingly apropos, yet has given us the chance to delight in these imaginative, DIY costumes—a hopeful reminder on #WorldArtDay that art can be found and made anywhere.
#Magritte’s real inspirations for the painting are far removed from our current time. “The Lovers” invokes the cinematic cliché of a close–up kiss but subverts our voyeuristic pleasure by shrouding the faces in cloth. For the artist, the device of a draped cloth or veil to conceal a figure’s identity corresponds to a larger Surrealist interest in masks, disguises, and what lies beyond or beneath visible surfaces. 📸 @littlechaos_photos, @_dsvec_, @sarisolis, @samoletova
[René Magritte. The Lovers. Paris 1928. © 2020 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York] #betweenartandquarantine #Surrealism