Diligently drawn tube; and under it the remark: “This is not a pipe.”
Oddly enough, this is one of the most famous works of Magritte. “And you try to fill it with tobacco. If I had written in my picture that it was a pipe, I would have lied,” the artist joked.
The picture is glorified by the connection of the image and the title. If the tube is not really a tube, then we can assume the existence of some other reality, a super-reality, in which the tube is not a tube. Something about this was written by the philosopher Michel Foucault in his book “This is not a pipe”, devoted to the picture of Magritte.