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Yves Tanguy


 



 

Yves Tanguy

(b Paris, 5 Jan 1900; d Woodbury, CT, 15 Jan 1955).
French painter. Recognized by the late 1930s as a representative of the purest strain of SURREALISM in painting, he was the only one of the great painters of that movement to be entirely self-taught. Although he was a fellow pupil at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris of Pierre Matisse, who later became his dealer, he came to painting comparatively late in life, after spending two years with the Merchant Navy. While doing his military service at Lunéville he was deeply affected by his meeting with Jacques Prévert (1900–77), the French poet later associated with Surrealism, who was also a stranger to the joys of life in the barracks. After a long period spent with the African Chasseurs in the south of Tunisia, Tanguy returned to Paris in 1922 and renewed contact with Prévert, also meeting the French writer Marcel Duhamel (1900–66), who provided accommodation for them at 54 Rue du Château. This address later became an important meeting-place for the Surrealists; it was there, for example, that the Surrealist game of the ‘exquisite corpse’ was invented.

 

 

 


Azure Day
1937


 


The Invisibles
1951


 


Storm (Black Landscape)

1926


 

Todavia y siempre



 

Untitled (Wind)

1928


 

Mama, Papa Is Wounded!
1927


 

Neither Legends nor Figures


 

Nid d'Amphioxus


 

Promontory Palace

1931


 

Blue Bed. Lit Bleu
1929


 

The Absent Lady



 

Death Watching the Family
1927


 

Outside
1929


 

Números imaginarios


 

Hands and Gloves


 

The Hand in the Clouds

1927


 

I Came Like I Promised

1926


 

Untitled. Sans titre

1926


 


Drawing
1952


 


Drawing
1953


 


Drawing
1953


 


Untitled
1926


 

Untitled
1936
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