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Wolfgang Paalen






 

 

Wolfgang Paalen
 

(b Vienna, 1905 or 1907; d Mexico City, 1959).
Austrian painter and writer, active in Mexico. Self-taught, he travelled widely through Europe from 1920, painting in France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Czechoslovakia. He became a member of Abstraction–Création in 1934 and was involved with the Surindépendants in Paris from 1932 to 1935, but from 1935 he was associated primarily with SURREALISM. He is generally credited with inventing the Surrealist technique of fumage, by which he drew on the canvas with the random and evanescent patterns of smoke from candles, as in Fumage (oil and smoke on canvas, 1937). He also produced sculptures made from objets trouvés, such as an encrusted umbrella entitled Articulated Cloud (1938; Stockholm, Mod. Mus.).

 

 


L'Enclume


 

Messenger from 3 Poles


 

Les tours de lumiere
1936


 

Beatrice Perdue


 

Key Lords of the Prismatic Situations
1947


 

Study for Totem Landscape of My Childhood
1937


 

Fenetre a Toulon
1925


 

Untitled
1932


 

La Offerte II
1933


 

La Offerte II
1933


 

La Offerte II
1933


 

Avertissement I
1934


 

Deux tetes III
1935


 

L´homme possible
1936


 

Metamorphose interrompue
1936


 

Fata Alaska
1937


 

Fumage
1937


 

Les etrangers
1937


 

Taches solaires
1938


 

Fumage
1938


 

Ciel de pieuvre
1938


 

Orages magnetiques
1938


 

Plumages
1938


 

Battle of the Saturnian Princes


 

Fumage
1940


 

Hamnur trilogy
1947


 

Messagers
1949


 

Spatian Being


 

Space Unbound


 

Untitled 1


 

Personages


 

Tripolar


 

La Roue De L'Orage


 

La Femme Blonde


 

Paysage Boreal


 

Selam trilogy


 

Rencontre sur une plage


 

Tete


 


Les cosmogones (Stage)

 

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