GGTL: "The Belgian artist Rene Magritte has a valuable lesson to share with us all about the nature of video games: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", or "This is not a pipe"."
*edit* oops, meant to post in a different article. -_-
Very funny article but I feel you've fallen prey to an all too common misconception about the work of Magritte. Of course many people consider this famous piece to be Magritte's attempt to snap the viewer out of their automatic confusion of the symbolic for the actual and force them to confront the disconnect between actual reality and the incomplete, biased attempt to map reality that most of us carry in our minds. In truth, Magritte was just trying to paint a nice picture of a duck but due to the fact that he was a supremely shitty painter people wound up thinking it was supposed to be a pipe. In frustration, he added the text to the painting to stop people making the mistake. This trend continued in his work from his next piece, 'No, it's not meant to be a horse. It's a table' to his masterpiece, 'It's not Batman smoking a cigar, dickhead, it's a fucking fox. It's clearly a fox, look at the tail'.
"Ceci n'est pas une pipe", it's a picture of a pipe. You are not the dragonborn, you play as the dragonborn in a video game. I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV.
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