One of Taylor (and my) favorite paintings at the Art Institute in Chicago. Though Magritte is a surrealist painter, this is actually a naturally occurring phenomenon. The intensity of a sundown can be so bright and orange that it looks like the sun is really burning through the trees. Absolutely read, absolutely surreal. Finding a poster of this one has been literally impossible, but I keep hoping someday they will start printing them.
Elective Affinities. "One night. I woke up in a room in which a cage with a bird sleeping in it had been placed. A magnificent error caused me to see an egg in the cage, instead of the vanished bird. I then grasped a new and astonishing poetic secret, for the shock which I experienced had been provoked precisely by the affinity of two objects - the cage and the egg -to each other, whereas previously this shock had been caused by my bringing together two objects that were unrelated."