Tuesday, October 4, 2011

This Is Not a Jace

Quick Art History lesson. René Magritte was a Belgian surrealist painter working throughout the first half of the 20th Century. Much of his work is distinguishable by strange men in bowler hats.

The Son of Man, 1964.

One of Margitte's most famous paintings however, doesn't feature any of these portraits. The Treachery of Images depicts a pipe with the French phrase, "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" translating to, "This is not a pipe." Indeed, it's merely an image of a pipe.

The Treachery of Images, 1928-29.

I've always loved Magritte's paintings and for a while I've been looking for the opportunity to create an alter inspired by him. So when Max Sjöblom, of Pro Tour Top 8 fame, asked me to do some artist-inspired alters - I knew I had my chance. Meet Magritte Jace:

Truly, this is not a Jace.