In last week’s newsletter, I shared a method of easy collage I call “The Simplest Cut.”
René Magritte, 1956:
I have just painted the moon on a tree in the blue-gray colors of evening. [Poet Louis] Scutenair has come up with a very beautiful title: Le seize septembre. I think it “fits,” so from September 16th on, we’ll call it done.
(Quoted in Magritte: The True Art of Painting.)
When I saw this painting it reminded me of one of my favorite Magrittes, Le Banquet:
I should have known that they were painted in the same year (1956) when Magritte was doing his “trouvailles” (“finds”).
See also: “The simplest cut.”