Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Signs of the Times

The icons of the 21st Century which are a part of my life:
Today i will start a series of personal recollectons of the signs or logos which have interested me and have become a part of my life. It also could have been a part of my life in the past in my growing up days. However, i must remind the reader that the logos are symbolic representations of the entity, and not the enitity itself.

This reminds me of the 1930 painting and elaboration of Belgian's artist René Magritte, painted when Magritte was 30 years old. The picture shows a pipe. Below it, Magritte painted, French for "This is not a pipe." The painting is not a pipe, but rather an image of a pipe, which was Magritte's point:

Let this be a caveat and a disclaimer as i share the icons which are currently a part of my life.