Ode to Magritte

I don't know much about art, but when I come across someone whose work really speaks to me, I tend to get excited. Lately it's Rene Magritte who's been exciting me and... well, y'know. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - and a great way to learn.


One of the things I've learned about Magritte is that his mother died when he was young. She drowned herself, and he was there when they pulled her body from the river. She'd been wearing only a nightgown. As her body was recovered, the water pushed it up over her head. And that's how Magritte saw her - face covered, body exposed. And that... not surprisingly... influenced his work.


One of my favourite pieces of his is The Rape, in which a woman's breasts, navel and vagina take the place of her eyes, nose and mouth. Another of my faves of his (I don't know its name) is a woman with a mirror... not unlike my photo here... but reflected in her mirror is her naked body... from the back.


So this is kind of a combination of those two ideas.


It's been brewing for a long time. Feels good to get it out.



  • nightofforce 6y

    extraordinary working.absolutely beautiful.congrats you.
  • marco pece 6y

    great shot!!
  • schapitz 6y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called FRECKLES PORTRAIT, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    Here we love your Freckles photos. Join our flickr group and add some photos, please!

  • anartist on flickr 6y

    Hello, I'm our group's Museum Director. Please add this to our group, "in the manner of...", and we'd love to have this added to the
    Nephew Matthew Christening as by Rembrandt van Rijn by anartist on flickr
  • Willem 6y

    Besides this wonderful photo, I've never seen anything on Flickr that resembles your tags. Great humour!
  • Peter Silvan 5y

    ...and I was just looking for nature photography...what a bore
  • schwede123 5y


    Greetings from Schwede

  • The Odd 5y

    Just great, idea, words, meaning....
  • Amogh Pant 5y

    very cool idea
  • QuarterCrawler 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Show ur Snaps, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • sandy wijaya 5y

    Very unique
  • Sugar Barre 5y

    ive been deleted four times and i still remember when we were in a group called nightgowns. mine were illegal movie stars..
    but i remember how great your pic was, the story about his mom in her nightgown got you int the group...i love the backstory so do others but the main thing it gets the views
    fllkr search reads every word in the test. I was an expert at it but now they have changed things on me..and i struggle. I dont mean explore.
    but search. I opened a group and its safe, so i had to turn off my mod and other to see safe only...and i hit woman nightgown and here you are again...in the top...
  • Nick Owen 5y

    So glad you dropped by. I so love to see your wonderful talent
    been missing it
  • nightofforce 5y

    congrats you.really well composition.
  • rjav3 4y

    Nicely done...
  • AN7R3A 4y

    I LIKE IT!!!

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  • babette38 4y

  • John Daniels 3y

    I hope you are ok with me adding this to my my gallery. Do have a look and if you don't like it I will remove it.

    Great adaption
    RNP 11
  • Viktor Dite 5mo

    i do like this very much! Thank you for Inspiration formy 365days Project
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