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.
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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
The Kiss (Le Baiser), 1927. Oil on canvas, 50 3/4 x 63 1/2 inches (129 x 161.2 cm). The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Venice
At the First Clear Word 1923 Oil on plaster on canvas Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf Mural from Paul Eluard's house in Eaubone, later transferred to canvas
The Eye of Silence 1943/44 Oil on canvas 108 x 141 cm Washington University Art Gallery, Saint Louis, MO
Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale. 1924. Oil on wood with wooden elements. 69.8 x 57.1 x 11.4 cm. The Museum of Modern Arts, New York, NY, USA.
Max Ernst, The Gramineous Bicycle..., 1921. Gouache, ink, and pencil on printed paper.
The Couple in Lace. 1925. Oil on canvas. 101.5 x 142 cm. Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Design in Nature. 1947. Oil on canvas. 50.8 x 66.7 cm. Private collection.
Sign for a School of Monsters. 1968. Oil on canvas. 88 x 115 cm. Private collection.
1909 Self Portrait
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