Neither the lion nor the man with folded wings has anything to do on the bridge. They embody the longing of those who know that real life is something else, something that does not exist at all, “said Magritte about this picture.
The artist protested against boredom in a peculiar way. He urged to inform boring things a new life. Make it so that an indifferent and boring subject becomes interesting. For example, once Magritte thought for a long time how to interest the viewer with a glass of water. As a result… put it on the umbrella.
The magic realist gave the formula for fighting boredom with the phrase:
“I understood how to paint pictures, avoiding the boredom of annoying images! … We have to re-live the impressions of the world with the feelings of a child who sees everything upside down first.”