One is never quite sure whether the bouquet and the curtains behind it have become transparent - allowing the viewer to see behind them - or if the garden exists simultaneously in some other 'interior' dimension. Certainly, this conceptual image is related to the poetic re-definition of the word 'garden' as a "space set between a landscape and a bunch of flowers," which Magritte and his friends devised in 1942 while playing a surrealist game.
Provenance of the original artwork: Private Collection
|Dimensions||78 x 58 cm
30.7″ x 22.8″