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René Magritte - Poetic World II (The) (Le monde poétique II) 
René Magritte employed the faculty of sight, and as its agent the eye, to denote the presence of human consciousness as a knowledgeable awareness of the world. Here he has depicted the human eyeball, with its connecting optical nerve, disembodied from its owner’s skull, as if it were the monstrous, all-seeing brain of some serpentine creature. This roving eye becomes a metaphor for our mind in the world as we navigate the mysteries of existence, in Magritte’s imagery, the curtains of illusion, the sharp pyramidal spires of life’s painful difficulties, ominously set before a rent and tattered sky.
[Christie’s, New York - Oil on canvas, 65.5 x 54 cm]