The beauty of mystery

Many people ask me what I see in some of the abstract modern artists of today. I am never able to articulate to them what I actually want to say, which in some way, is this:

“My painting is visible images which conceal nothing… they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question ‘What does that mean’? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.” 

Attributed to René Magritte (1898-1967), whose birthday, Google has informed me, is today. 

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