Au seuil de la liberté
The painting shows a canon in a room, the walls of which show various images: clouds, the torso of a woman, several planks, or a façade with windows.
The title of this work by René Magritte was suggested by his friend Paul Nougé. The title is probably borrowed from a quotation from the book Prester John by John Buchnan: 'The clear air of dawn was like wine in my blood. I was not free, but I was on the threshold of freedom'. In fact, the painting is really a promise.