Sometimes life imitates art.
I took this photo as Calvin pranced around the sink in our guest bathroom. After I downloaded it, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I’ve seen something like it somewhere.
And then, with a little help from The Google to jog my memory, I figured it out.
Rene Magritte, surrealist painter.
You might recognize the artist’s work; here is The Son of Man, possibly his most famous painting:
But what I remembered from an art history class was how Magritte liked to incorporate clouds in his work.
Or even this:
But especially this:
Calvin, surreal cat. Yup, sounds about right:
Some folks were wondering how I created this picture. I call it the diamond cutter’s approach to photography. An experienced cutter slices away the parts that contain flaws; the result is a smaller but more valuable stone. I look at my photographs the same way. Once the pictures are on my laptop, I look for the gems hidden within. Then I cut out the distractions so all that’s left is the story I want to tell. Here’s the uncropped original photo below.Tweet