By Michel Foucault, René Magritte
What does it suggest to put in writing "This isn't a pipe" throughout a bluntly literal portray of a pipe? René Magritte's recognized canvas offers the start line for a pleasant homage by way of the French philosopher-historian Michel Foucault. far better recognized for his incisive and mordant explorations of energy and social exclusion, Foucault right here assumes a extra playful stance. via exploring the nuances and ambiguities of Magritte's visible critique of language, he unearths the painter much less got rid of than formerly concept from the pioneers of contemporary abstraction--"confronting them and inside a standard process, a determine right now hostile and complementary."
Foucault's short yet terribly wealthy essay deals a startling, hugely provocative view of a painter whose impression and recognition keep growing unchecked. This isn't really a Pipe additionally throws a brand new, piquantly dancing gentle on Foucault himself.
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B eside the curtain, turning his back as usual to the viewer, the man with the bowler hat looks out to sea. Now, we find that the curtain has been cut out in exactly the shape o f the man : as i f he himself (al though of another color, texture , and width) were merely a section of curtain snipped away by scissors . Within the large opening the beach is visible. What are we to make of this? Is it that the man, in chan ging places, having dep arted the curtain , exp oses what he was looking at when he was s till enfolded within it?
Waldberg 's Magritte . They illustrated a series o f drawings in the twelfth issue of Revolu tion su rrea liste . This Is Not a Pipe 40 the horizon , a rectangle for the horse, a perpendicular for the gun) with neither shape nor identity . The sort of things that cannot be named and that in fact " name" themselves bear an exact and familiar name. The p ainting is the converse of a rebus , that chain of shapes so easily reco gnized as to be im mediately identifiable, its mere formulation enj oining the articu lation of a s entence whos e meaning has nothing to do with the figures actually seen there .
2 The Unraveled Calligram Magritte ' s drawing (fo r the mo ment I s p eak only of the first version) is as simple as a page bo rro wed fro m a botanical m anual: a figure and the text that names it. Nothing is easier to recognize than a pipe, drawn thus; nothing is easier to say-our language knows it well in our place-than the "name of a pipe. what lends the figure its ,,1 Now, strangeness i s not the " contradiction" between the image and the text . For a good reason: Contradiction could exist only be tween two statements, or within one and the same statement.
This Is Not a Pipe (Quantum Books) by Michel Foucault, René Magritte