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Video: The Treachery of Images


This video essay by Nerdwriter explores the paradoxical precepts behind the art of René Magritte (1898-1967). One of his most stark and provocative works, The Treachery of Images (1929), is an exploration of meaning and language, juxtaposing an image of a pipe above the sentence ‘Ceci n’est pas une pipe.’ – French for ‘This is not a pipe.’

For a free pdf of Michel Foucault’s book This Is Not A Pipe with illustrations by René Magritte, translated into English by James Harkness and published by the University of California Press,  click here.

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One comment on “Video: The Treachery of Images

  1. anisioluiz2008
    December 18, 2016

    Reblogged this on O LADO ESCURO DA LUA.


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