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Rule the roads. Three cheers for the Queen – the only Briton allowed to drive unlicensed.
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Exciting day ahead - first Trooping the Colour for the Queen's official birthday, and later England vs Italy in the World Cup. #ComeOnEngland
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Surrealism - The False Mirror by Rene Magritte

Like many Surrealists, Rene Magritte loved to play with viewers’ expectations and perceptions of reality. In “The False Mirror,” we see a massive eye whose iris has been replaced by a brilliant blue sky filled with puffy clouds. Magritte often played with facial features like eyes in his work by obscuring them entirely with unexpected objects, like the apple in “Son of Man” http://www.art.com/products/p15516476-sa-i859444/rene-magritte-le-fils-de-l-homme-son-of-man.htm

In this case, however, Magritte eliminated everything except the eye with its strange celestial iris. Is this a reflection of what the eye is seeing, or a portal to another world? Is the title a reference to the cliche “the eyes are the mirror of (or window to) the soul”? Many of Magritte’s other works warned viewers not to assume paintings show something inherently true or real, like his famous “The Treachery of Images” (http://www.art.com/products/p10855231095-sa-i5299291/rene-magritte-la-trahison-des-images.htm). In this work, the text “this is not a pipe” reminds the viewer that there is a difference between a representation of an object and a real object. Perhaps the cloudy sky is meant to warn us that mirrors of the soul are just another kind of image not to be trusted.

How does the artist himself explain this work? Magritte says: “My painting is visible images which conceal nothing; they evoke mystery and, indeed, when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question, "What does that mean?" It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.” Typical Surrealist.

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Are there unintended consequences for bees in the EU pesticide ban?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22365073
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Excited by the #StarTrekWorldPremiere? Win Star Trek Into Darkness prizes in Cadbury Crunchie Blast Ice Creams!
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‘Sunflowers’ is back!

This top piece will be shown during the anniversary exhibition ‘Van Gogh at work’, marking our reopening on 1 May.

Photo: Martijn van den Dobbelsteen

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Here’s a little cure for your Monday blues.
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We are 'crazy' with excitement to announce that Robbie will feature on +Dizzee Rascal's new single!

Goin' Crazy will be released on 17th June, but you'll be able to hear the track when it gets its first radio plays next Friday.

Find out when to tune in and take a peek at some more photos from the set of the video shoot at RobbieWilliams.com:
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