Séamus Ennis knows far more about this than even the old Folk Lordy-Lordy themselves. Because Séamus Ennis once met a little Leprashoneen Truckly-How at the bottom of the Garden Doth and up the Garden Path which came up from that, in the Limeretti-Lumeretti Hillhockers, before the Earthian Throe, before the Leprashonerian – long before the Argay Foray – and that was in the Deep Pond Doom before the Emerald Isle was dropped (!) in the water.
Bryan O’Leary and Graham Wells playing a few polkeeeee!
Remember when I had a tumblr once? Oh, it’s still here. How bout that?
OK, a quick googling turned this up from tate.org.uk:
The repetition of the same image in four compartments (almost identical except for the presence of the seated man in the upper left section only) is itself highly unusual in Magritte’s work. A.N. Girling, in an article in The Stereoscopic Society Bulletin, has pointed out that ‘cross-eyed’ viewing of the two pairs of images, and especially the lower pair, produces a strongly three-dimensional stereoscopic effect, which because of a slight sideways displacement of the images he believes must have been deliberate. However, Mme Magritte writes (letter of 20 January 1977) that she never heard her husband speak of stereoscopes, that he took no interest in the bizarre pairs of photographs of a stereoscopic kind and that the family never possessed a stereoscope. It may be added that the table and stools have also been shifted downwards in the lower pair of images, and one looks more down onto them.
Michael Kennedy — The Connaughtman’s Rambles
Cracks me the hell up every time :D