"The idea of the mysterious bathrooms came to me once when I was in a house where the floor had been thoroughly polished with wax. I looked at a man who walked in front of me and whose legs were reflected in the floor. I had the impression that he could sink into the floor, like in a swimming pool, that he could move and even swim. So I imagined some strange pools with men immersed in that kind of water-floors, which were still and moving ..."
Giorgio de Chirico, Les Bains Mystérieux, 1934
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