Or in the original French, "Ceci n'est pas un pipe."

A piece of art by Rene Magritte, which has a picture of a nice tobacco-smoking pipe, and the title, "This is not a pipe" below it.

A very literalist notion; it is not a pipe, but a picture of a pipe. Visual representation has become blurred and indistinct from reality.

Also a book by Michel Foucault, which explores the art and this phenomenon in greater depth.

The title of the painting is actually The Treachery of Images.

Log in or register to write something here or to contact authors.