Provoked by my recent acquisition of Magritte: The True Art of Painting, I wandered over to Firestone Library yesterday, picked up my library card, and walked out with two helpful volumes of Magritte-pertinent material, including a bound facsimile of the issue of La Révolution Surréaliste in which his essay “Les Mots et Les Images” appeared. On my way, I spotted a license plate that made me think of my hoopoe-loving friend, Richard Kieckhefer:
(The Latin name for the common hoopoe is Upupa epops.)
I scanned the illustration from “Mots et Images” and will be substituting them for the scans I had uploaded in the series of posts I wrote on the essay at Beautiful Theology.
The scans were much cleaner and clearer, and the sense of possibility — “You can do that, just walk in and learn!” — wonderfully encouraging.
Plus, Si arrived, I ran into Francis Watson (we’re having coffee this morning), Pippa made a spectacular Rice Noodles with Peanut Sauce for dinner, and we had a pleasant walk through town. Mmmmmmm.