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-'''''The Treachery Of Images''''' ('''''La trahison des images''''' [[1928]]-[[1929|29]]) is a painting by Belgian [[Surrealist]] painter [[René Magritte]], famous for its inscription '''''Ceci n'est pas une pipe''''', [[French language|French]] for ''this is not a pipe''. The picture shows a [[smoking pipe|pipe]] that looks as though it might come from a tobacco store advertisement. Magritte painted below the pipe: '''''"Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (This is not a pipe)''''', which seems a [[contradiction]] but is actually [[true]]. The painting is not a pipe, but rather an ''image'' of a pipe. As Magritte himself commented: "''Just try to stuff it with tobacco! If I were to have had written on my picture 'This is a pipe' I would have been lying.''" 
-The [[truth]] of the painting depends entirely on what the word "[[ceci]]" (in English, "[[this]]") is taken to refer to. Is it the pipe depicted—or is it the painting or even the sentence itself?+The '''Los Angeles County Museum of Art''', also known as ''LACMA'', is an [[art museum]] in [[Los Angeles County, California]]. It is located on [[Wilshire Boulevard]] along Museum Row in the [[Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, California|Miracle Mile]] vicinity of [[Los Angeles]], adjacent to the [[Page Museum|George C. Page Museum]] and [[La Brea Tar Pits]].
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-Magritte extends the style and effect in his 1930 painting, [[The Key of Dreams]].+
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-In his book, ''This Is Not a Pipe,'' French [[critic]] [[Michel Foucault]] discusses the painting and its [[paradox]].)+
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-It is currently housed at the [[Los Angeles County Museum of Art]] (LACMA) in [[Los Angeles]], [[California]] and was previously housed at the [[Art Institute of Chicago]].+
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-== See also ==+
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-*[[The map is not the territory]]+
 +LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum west of [[Chicago]].{{Fact|date=September 2008}} Its holdings include more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series throughout the year.
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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, also known as LACMA, is an art museum in Los Angeles County, California. It is located on Wilshire Boulevard along Museum Row in the Miracle Mile vicinity of Los Angeles, adjacent to the George C. Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits.

LACMA is the largest encyclopedic museum west of Chicago.Template:Fact Its holdings include more than 100,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. In addition to art exhibits, the museum features film and concert series throughout the year.



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