René Magritte: "Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist"

René Magritte posing in front of his work "Attempting the Impossible", 1928

"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" --Rene Magritte