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Pipe And European Surrealism

I want to talk a bit about ‘This Is Not A Pipe’ by René Magritte, an European surrealist artist. While it is a very simple drawing, it is one of the most thought-provoking pictures that sparks questions of viewer’s perceptions of reality. I remember being confused the first time I saw it as a kid and later on I came across an explanation in mid-school textbook about linguistics and the relation between abstract words (like championship) and physical objects in our everyday life.