There is No Pipe

Surrealism can, when well executed, challenge what the viewer perceives as reality. Often this challenge comes in the form of optical illusions.

In this case Rene Magritte has clearly drawn a pipe, then tagged it with the line “This is not a pipe.”

Despite what our eyes see, it is not a pipe. It is merely a drawing of a pipe. The illusion here is not so much visual as perceptive.

What else in the world do we perceive that is not truly what it seems to be?

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