René Magritte

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  • Love And Alienation: The Lovers By Spike Jonze

    Love and Alienation: Love Is Blind A great mind once said that “Love is blind”, which has come to mean that if you love someone, you cannot see any faults in that person. Some believe this is a lifelong feeling, but I believe it is only temporary. In the film Her by Spike Jonze, Theodore falls in love with his operating system and is forced to grow out of the honeymoon phase as the operating system advances. When Theodore first starts to fall in love with Samantha (his OS), he is blind to the fact that he is not in a normal relationship. This reminds me of a piece of art we studied: The Lovers by Rene Magritte. This painting is of two people kissing, while their faces are covered by white sheets. The film Her and the panting The Lovers parallel…

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  • The Lovers I And Two Rene Magritte Analysis

    As stated by the famous surrealist artist, Rene Magritte, “Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see”. Majority of his paintings were done during the surrealism movement. This movement began in the 20th century and it allowed artists and writers to tap into the unconscious minds of individuals through their creative works. Rene Magritte used common everyday objects in his paintings and transformed them into cryptic and thought provoking images…

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  • Stranger Than Fiction

    In the film, Stranger than Fiction, director, Marc Forster demonstrated the concept that the inevitability of fate is often presupposed. However, in reality, the small, seemingly insignificant acts can influence, and eventually alter the outcomes in life. His development of the main characters, Harold and Karen, the filming techniques used, and the use of motifs, imagery and symbolism augmented the strength of this idea. Additionally, the manner in which Forster developed the plot, and the…

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  • Rene Magritte: Comparing With The Lover's I And The Lover

    Art can take form into many shapes with each artists painting in their own unique way. Most painters paint in order to express emotion or draw out sense of desire and wonder for the viewer at hand. Rene Magritte is beyond extraordinary in the sense that he cares not of a ‘deeper meaning’ but instead cares of a ‘deeper mystery’. While his signature paintings focus around his idea that there is more to the eye than what can be seen, he holds a firm grasp on making people question his work whether…

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  • Golconda Distinctively Visual Analysis Essay

    The artwork I have selected to analyze is Golconda painted by the Belgian surrealist Rene Magritte. Golconda is a painting painted on an oil canvas with the dimensions of 31 1/2 × 39 1/2 in. (80 × 100.3 cm). Golconda depicts of similar men dressed in dark black trench coats who accessorize it with bowler hats. The unusually placed men are floating weightlessly horizontally and vertically on an invisible ground that keeps them aligned. The first element used in Golconda is color which creates an…

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  • Immanuel Kant And Thomas Hobbes's Views On Human Nature?

    Immanuel Kant and Thomas Hobbes have different views on human nature. leading to what the government should do to overcome this lazy and aggressive behaviour. Kant is a philosopher from the 1700s who believed in people becoming enlightened. “Enlightenment is man 's emergence from his self- imposed immaturity” (Garside, Lecture: Kant 2014). Enlightenment causes people to question themselves and others which can also lead to becoming independent within society. Hobbes was a philosopher in the…

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  • The Weakness Of Cartesian Rene Descartes Dualism And Materialism

    Dualism vs Materialism The mind/body problem, the question of what is the relationship between the mind and the body, is commonly seen as a key issue in the philosophy of the mind (Sober, 2013, p. 204). The two categories of views discussed in Sober’s ‘Core Questions in Philosophy’ that attempt to resolve the mind/body problem are dualism and materialism. Dualism is the theory that the mind and the brain are two fundamentally different substances (Sober, 2013, p. 204). Conversely, materialism…

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  • Is Google Making Us Stupid?

    The Web provides a convenient and compelling supplement to personal memory, but when we start using the web as a substitute for personal memory, bypassing the inner processes of consolidation, we risk emptying our minds of their riches.” Throughout history technology has changed the way people see the world. As the internet is becoming more and more demanding and our primary source for information, it is also affecting our ability to read any sort of medium. In Carr’s article “Is Google making…

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  • Compare And Contrast Socrates And Descartes

    Socrates and Rene Descartes are alike in their most fundamental motives but yet contrasting in results both trying to improve thinking but about two different things. One example would be how they each convey their message formal versus informal, another would be their life style and beliefs of how things should be done. Both Socrates and Descartes have completely different views on getting their desired results, and the level of risk one is willing to take to accomplish certain results.…

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  • The Pituitary Gland Is The Seat Of The Soul

    Outline Introduce the problem 1-2 sentences 50 words Decades have passed and the science community researched and were still not able to discover the biological function of the pituitary gland that was said to be the " seat of the soul". Philosophers have claimed that the pituitary gland is the habitat of the soul Before criticizing the claim, articulate it clearly so that we understand why someone would make each a claim. In other words, present the argument of your opponent in debate,…

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