|Le Bois de Lauzelle is located in Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium.|
The trees may be beeches.
I will look through my pics to see if I can confirm.
Photo by M. Balk
With a little bit of googling I found what I was looking for, Magritte's Le Blanc-Seing (The Blank Signature, 1965). René Magritte was Belgian and maybe these are the kinds of woods he used for his painting. I have seen so many photos of his painting with various tints, that I do now know whether Magritte's trees are glowing green, too. Here is one from renemagritte.org that looks similar to the one I have linked to here. These trees are greenish, but compared to real life, maybe a bit subtle. What museum has the painting? Maybe the National Gallery of Art? From that link you can see what is the exhibition history of Le Blanc-Seing. Interesting!
|The trees have the same green lichen-y or algae-y glow.|
And the horsewoman is experiencing the poiuyt effect, as I will call it.
Or the "confuse-a-human" effect.
Mad Magazine is where I first learned of this,
what my family of origin called a three-pronged sprong.
Another famous picture is Hayward's Undecidable Monument.
Was Hogarth's 1754 Satire on False Perspective one of the earliest
non-accidental False perspective pictures?
Who wouldn't want to create bad perspectives
after looking at Hogarth's picture?
|Another view of the woods.|
|The colors of this one are so orderly - green, red, yellow.|
|The horses were riding away from us!|
|At last, horses riding the correct direction!|
|And we did find this sign with a picture of a rider.|
Now some photos of the woods!
|The signage for Le Bois de Lauzelle.|
|If I had designed this fountain, |
I would hope that Magritte would come upon it in the forest.
|You can see the green on the trunk of this tree with the interesting roots.|
|The signs were very nicely done.|
Cut a tree,
carve the name,
|Green green green!|
|In the forest were gigantic copper beeches,|
so large and obviously at home.
This one was but a pup.
|My somewhat lame attempt to do some "false perspective".|
|Original, in case that was too subtle!|
Here's a fun interactive online Magritte exhibit.