July 17, 2013

Apple of My Eye

Rene Magritte and Tim Walker

Belgian artist René Magritte toyed with perspective and reality, creating surreal works through real, ordinary settings and mundane objects. The apple had a lingering presence within Magritte’s oeuvre, as did the suit-clad man topped with a bowler hat.  In his 1964 work The Son of Man, the painter depicted a commonplace scenario of a suited man, however, placed an apple, somewhat unnervingly, directly in front of the unknown’s visage, obstructing his face. For Vogue Italia’s December 2006 issue, photographer Tim Walker playfully restaged a Magritte-like image, opting for a flower rather than Magritte’s ubiquitous green apple to mask the face of model Guinevere van Seenus.

 

Le fils de l'homme, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, 1964

Le fils de l’homme, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, 1964

 

Guinevere Van Seenus by Tim Walker, Vogue Italia December 2006.

Guinevere Van Seenus by Tim Walker, Vogue Italia December 2006.

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