For MLMM’s Photo Challenge #413, this image from Pobble 365:
My first thought upon seeing this was about the surrealist painter René Magritte, specifically his painting The Son of Man, which you will probably recognize:
I found some fascinating information about Magritte himself, specifically about his early life. Learning about what events inspired an artist’s or writer’s work is endlessly intriguing to me!
It seems Magritte was a vampire: Looking into the mirror seeing no face No hair empty black suit black hat. White Walls. Is this the real world? It seems an image given by a false mirror An image given yet at least free, Free of that damned apple Which filled the entire space between These White Walls.
I’ve been trying to write something all week for this captivating picture (preferably something that is not terrible). This poem started to take on some surrealist qualities as I wrote and looked at more of his paintings. At least, that’s my excuse. Apologies!