Ceci n’est pas un arbre de Noël!
The stage is set, the curtain’s up, and our Magritte inspired Christmas windows are revealed.
Clouds, pipes, curtains, and bowler hats are some of the most immediately recognizable icons of René Magritte, the Belgian surrealist – and we’ve reimagined them here in our Christmas windows. Magritte’s work turned commonplace things into extraordinary objects of beauty, slotting them into unfamiliar or uncanny scenes, or deliberately mislabelling them in order to “make the most everyday objects shriek aloud.” With his pictorial and linguistic puzzles, Magritte made the familiar disturbing, posing questions about the nature of representation and the boundaries of reality.
Come view our windows, and visit our store, and reimagine your Christmas by making gifts of our “everyday objects shriek aloud”!