Son of Man (Magritte)

(If you had a null reference exception on that last post…)

The Son of Man (French: Le fils de l’homme) is a 1964 painting by the Belgian surrealist painter René Magritte.

Magritte painted it as a self-portrait. The painting consists of a man in a suit and a bowler hat standing in front of a small wall, beyond which is the sea and a cloudy sky. The man’s face is largely obscured by a hovering green apple.

However some have argued the presence of the face at all, as it believed that the apple merely represented the loss of identity.

The name is believed to have derived from the modern businessman being the son of Adam (from the Abrahamic creation story) and the apple representing temptation with which one is still faced in the modern world.

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