Attempting the Impossible  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Attempting the Impossible[1] (1928) is a painting by René Magritte. The painting depicts a man and a woman. The woman looks all solid but for her arm, which the man is about to paint into the scene, as if she were a statue within a painting being painted to life. It is a variation of the ancient Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea.

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