Rene Magritte

Rene MagritteIn existographies, Rene Magritte (1898-1967) was a Belgian surrealist artist noted for his 1933 oil on canvas painting “Elective Affinities”, showing a large unhatched egg in a small cage, a visual depiction of a perspective of Goethe’s 1809 human chemical theory based novella Elective Affinities, we are each caged, so to say, by the forces of the elective affinity or chemical "affinities" that move us hither and tither via our own conceptually-felt “elections” to choose from among various reaction scenarios.

Further reading
● Stoltzfus, Ben. (2014). Magritte and Literature: Elective Affinities (abs). Cornell University Press.

External links
Rene Magritte – Wikipedia.

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