Art of the 20th Century

 



Art Styles in 20th century Art Map



 

 




Max Ernst





Max Ernst


 

 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.

 



 


Europe after the Rain II
1940-42



 

The anti-pope



 

Saint Cecilia (Invisible Piano)



 

The Garden of France
1962



 

The Angel of Hearth and Home
1937



 

Birds



 

The Gramineous Bicycle Garnished with Bells the Dappled Fire Damps and the Echinoderms Bending the Spine to Look for Caresses
1920



 

Un peu malade le cheval patte pelu...
1920



 

Family Excursions
1919



 

Loplop Introduces a Young Girl
1930



 

A Night of Love
1927



 

Europe after the Rain I
1933



 

The Whole City
1935



 

Design in Nature
1947




 

Forest
1927



 


The Virgin Spanking the Christ Child before Three Witnesses: Andre Breton, Paul Eluard and the artist
1928



 


The Postman Cheval



 

Vogel auf Rot
1956



 

Paysage coquillages
1928

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