The Treachery of Images

"La trahison des images" - The image of a pipe, plus an image of an image of a pipe. The artist himself had this to say: "The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it's just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture 'This is a pipe', I'd have been lying!"

“La trahison des images” – The image of a pipe, plus an image of an image of a pipe. The artist himself had this to say: “The famous pipe. How people reproached me for it! And yet, could you stuff my pipe? No, it’s just a representation, is it not? So if I had written on my picture ‘This is a pipe’, I’d have been lying!”

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