Art of the 20th Century

 



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Max Ernst





Max Ernst
At the Rendezvous of Friends (detail)
Self-Portrait

1922



 

 Max Ernst
 

(b Brühl, nr Cologne, 2 April 1891; d Paris, 1 April 1976).

German painter, printmaker and sculptor, naturalized American in 1948 and French in 1958. He was a major contributor to the theory and practice of SURREALISM. His work challenged and disrupted what he considered to be repressive aspects of European culture, in particular Christian doctrine, conventional morality and the aesthetic codes of Western academic art. Until the mid-1920s he was little known outside a small circle of artists and writers in Cologne and Paris, but he became increasingly successful from c. 1928 onwards. After 1945 he was respected and honoured as a surviving representative of a ‘heroic’ generation of avant-garde artists.

 



 


The Beautiful Season



 

The Entire City
1935



 

The Eye of Silence
1943



 

Ubu Imperator



 

The Hat Makes the Man



 

Alice in 1941



 

Le Limaçon de chambre
1920



 

The Kiss



 

Cage, Forest and Black Sun
1927



 


The Equivocal Woman (The Teetering Woman)
1923



 


The Clothing of the Bride
1940



 

Forest and Dove
1927



 

L'Ange du foyer ou Le Triomphe du surréalisme
1937



 

Everyone Here Speaks Latin



 

Painting for Young People
1943



 

Eve, the Only One Left to Us
1925



 

Castor and Pollution
1923



 

The Word or Woman-Bird
1921



 

Approacing Puberty or The Pleiads
1921
 

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