Wednesday, June 28, 2006

déjà vu

Magritte's Portrait d'Edward James

I read that there's no such thing as déjà vu, that (grossly simplified) it's merely an occurence of a new memory coming in through the pathways of old memories. So what the mind perceives as a reoccurrence of an old memory isn't accurate.

René MAGRITTE, Portrait d'Edward James (La Reproduction Interdite), 1937
huile sur toile, 75 x 65 cm
Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam