The real story of the Treachery of Images by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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Small 12.0" x 7.3"
Medium 18.0" x 10.9"
Large 24.0" x 14.5"
X large 30.0" x 18.2"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

“I am most certainly not a trombone!” shouted Grandpa ‘Clip, most irritated, when he first met René in Paris. It was 1929. How was he to know that a paperclip in French is called “un trombone”. René Magritte chuckled to himself. That treacherous literal misunderstanding had given him an idea…

Part of the series Paperclips are people too!

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magritte, surreal, funny, fiction

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magritte, surreal, funny, fiction

My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 2 years ago

    Great find and idea :))

  • Thank you :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 2 years ago

    Love the simplicity of this

  • Thanks Karen, Paperclips became a bit of an obsession last year, when I worked on that project. At least this one did not assume a human personality, like the others :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • KParapantaki
    KParapantakialmost 2 years ago

    You did it again!

  • :-) You’ve seen this in the original series xx

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago
  • Thanks Tori – entered! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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