This work is made from a commercial plaster reproduction of the death mask of the French Emperor Napoleon. Magritte painted at least five of these casts, each with sky and clouds. Discussing the works, the artist’s friend the Surrealist poet Paul Nougé suggested an association between death, dreams and the depth of the sky. He commented: ‘a patch of sky traversed by clouds and dreams [can] transfigure the very face of death in a totally unexpected way’.
New Lianne La Havas illustration drawn listening “Tease Me” on repeat before driving up to Alexandria and finally meeting her! SO MUCH POETRY & LOOOOOOOVE!!! I’m still amazed at how many doors opened up just by tweeting two sketches.
Let this be encouragement for any aspiring artists. Set goals. Keep creating. Be diligent. Work hard to put yourself in the right positions. Center yourself around the right people. Ask questions. Be bold but respectful. Stay inspired. And soon, your dreams will solidify into realities.