The Son of Man by Rene Magritte (1964) is one of Jake’s favorite paintings. Here’s why:
“At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”
Because Jake loves this painting so much, imagine my surprise when I stumbled on this thrifty find.
It’s a little weird that it advertises alcohol, since I’m straight edge & Jake doesn’t drink, but I could not pass it up.
I kind of want to do a photo shoot with it. We can paint apples on our faces.
Anyways, our thrifty find was made at an antique mall. Later this week, we are going to write a blog post with tips that will make you an expert antiquer! Check back for that. We are also going to start a vintage update tonight! Sneak peak to come SOON!