The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
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The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
Zoom Info
The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
Zoom Info
The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
Zoom Info
The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
Zoom Info
  • The Treachery of Images (This is not a Pipe), Rene Magritte. 1948. 
  • The Elephants (detail), Salvador Dali. 1948.
  • La Fortune, Man Ray. 1938.
  • Birds also Birds, Fish Snake and Scarecrow, Max Ernst. 1921.
  • Moses, Frida Kahlo. 1945.
leadingtone:

Frederick the Great of Prussia, depicted in Menzel’s The Flute Concert. I wonder if playing chamber music with a reigning monarch is particularly stressful…
Erm…yes…If it would please His Majesty to turn His attention most graciously to the E-natural in the fifty-third bar…ah, and yes, it certainly does seem to be natural rather than flat, if His Majesty concurs…
We are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tuneWe are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tuneWe are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tuneYour dukedom is revoked
Other famously musical monarchs include Elizabeth I of England, said to have been quite accomplished at the keyboard (though, really, who would have said that she sucked if she did?), and Bhumbibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand for these past 68 years, a gifted jazz musician and composer who has played with Benny Goodman and Maynard Ferguson among others and holds an honorary DM from North Texas.

leadingtone:

Frederick the Great of Prussia, depicted in Menzel’s The Flute Concert. I wonder if playing chamber music with a reigning monarch is particularly stressful…

Erm…yes…If it would please His Majesty to turn His attention most graciously to the E-natural in the fifty-third bar…ah, and yes, it certainly does seem to be natural rather than flat, if His Majesty concurs…

We are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tune
We are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tune
We are the King, there are no wrong notes, we are always in tune
Your dukedom is revoked

Other famously musical monarchs include Elizabeth I of England, said to have been quite accomplished at the keyboard (though, really, who would have said that she sucked if she did?), and Bhumbibol Adulyadej, King of Thailand for these past 68 years, a gifted jazz musician and composer who has played with Benny Goodman and Maynard Ferguson among others and holds an honorary DM from North Texas.