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Archive for September 25th, 2009

Artist of the Day – Max Ernst

Posted by dorian on September 25, 2009

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Max Ernst, photograph by Yousuf Karsh, 1965.

A founding member of the Surrealist group in Paris, German-born Max Ernst (1891–1976) was one of the most inventive artists of the 20th century. His paintings, steeped in Freudian metaphors, private mythology, and childhood memories, are regarded today as icons of Surrealist art.

Max Ernst Bio

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The Postman Cheval 1932 Paper and fabric collage with pencil, ink, and gouache on paper on canvas 17 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice

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