Empire of Lights

by thisismypicture

Empire of Light

The Empire of Light by Rene Magritte.

“With no fantastic element other than the single paradoxical combination of day and night, René Magritte upsets a fundamental organizing premise of life. Sunlight, ordinarily the source of clarity, here causes the confusion and unease traditionally associated with darkness. The luminosity of the sky becomes unsettling, making the empty darkness below even more impenetrable than it would seem in a normal context. The bizarre subject is treated in an impersonal, precise style, typical of veristic Surrealist painting and preferred by Magritte since the mid-1920s.”

Photographs that reminds me of the Empire of Light:

Although I am not a surrealist photographer, nor are these surrealist paintings, the contrast between light and darkness is clearly shown. For me, I am a big fan of clouds. I wonder how much time God spends on drawing the clouds each day? Because it’s always different. And as the wind blows the cloud changes its shape and colours. I can spend hours just looking at clouds.

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