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Max Ernst

Max Ernst

Germany • Born in: 1891

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Max Ernst is a German painter and sculptor born in 1891 in Brühl and who died in 1976 in Paris. The son of painter Philipp Ernst, he began studying philosophy at the University of Bonn in 1909, but quickly abandoned this in order to devote himself to art. In 1911, he met the members of the Blaue Reiter group with whom he exhibited two years later.

Between 1909 and 1913, his early paintings were inspired by expressionism, then later became more surreal. In 1913, he left for Paris and met Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay. The First World War then spread through Europe and Max Ernst found a common desire for protest among his colleagues in the Dada movement. He then actively participated in the Dada movement in Cologne, which became an important centre for the movement. Paul Klee and Marcel Duchamp were marked influences on his works at this time.

In 1929, he discovered De Chirico's metaphysical painting, and became Paul Eluard's friend in 1921. He then explored dream painting in a fantastically realist style. In 1925, he invented the technique of 'frottage' (rubbing), where he would let his pencil move over a piece of paper placed on various surfaces, allowing mysterious patterns to appear at random. Over the course of his many travels, he also made collages and later tried his hand at sculpture.

In 1945, Max Ernst fled from Europe to New York where he continued his art with Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp while also contributing to the birth of abstract expressionism. However, he returned to France in the 1950s and after receiving a prize at the Venice Biennale, he was excluded from the surrealist movement. The Max Ernst Museum with 300 of his works opened in Brühl in 2005 and many exhibitions are dedicated to him, notably in Paris.

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Max Ernst, Comme la vie sera belle, Print

Max Ernst

Comme la vie sera belle, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Relief en bronze VIII, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Relief en bronze VIII, 1970 34.2 x 39.2 x 0.2 cm Sculpture

$7,076

Our recommendations Max Ernst, Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, Fine Art Drawings

Max Ernst

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, 1972 36 x 28 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings

$34,338

Max Ernst, Fin, Print

Max Ernst

Fin, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Lu et approuvé, Print

Max Ernst

Lu et approuvé, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Rien à signaler, Print

Max Ernst

Rien à signaler, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Sans-titre, Print

Max Ernst

Sans-titre, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles, Print

Max Ernst

Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Sur les Champs-Elysées, Print

Max Ernst

Sur les Champs-Elysées, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Enfin tombe ô silence, Print

Max Ernst

Enfin tombe ô silence, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile, Print

Max Ernst

Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, De rire et de larmes, Print

Max Ernst

De rire et de larmes, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Il paraît que c'est une guerre, Print

Max Ernst

Il paraît que c'est une guerre, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Et je serai ta belle Hélène, Print

Max Ernst

Et je serai ta belle Hélène, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Qui donc es-tu ?, Print

Max Ernst

Qui donc es-tu ?, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Qui chante dans la lune, Print

Max Ernst

Qui chante dans la lune, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Au fond d'un grand couloir désert, Print

Max Ernst

Au fond d'un grand couloir désert, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Alors la lune..., Print

Max Ernst

Alors la lune..., 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Un dimanche de permission, Print

Max Ernst

Un dimanche de permission, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Fais marcher les ombres, Print

Max Ernst

Fais marcher les ombres, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, C'est la source du rêve, Print

Max Ernst

C'est la source du rêve, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, C'est bien, Print

Max Ernst

C'est bien, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Je suis le sergent Amédée, Print

Max Ernst

Je suis le sergent Amédée, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Tontaine et Tonton, Print

Max Ernst

Tontaine et Tonton, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Mur et Soleil, Print

Max Ernst

Mur et Soleil, 1970 72 x 53 x 0.2 cm Print

$1,145

Max Ernst, Singe poursuivi par éléphant pour un vol de chapeau, Print

Max Ernst

Singe poursuivi par éléphant pour un vol de chapeau, 1974 76 x 57 cm Print

$1,020

Max Ernst, Bibliothèque nationale, Print

Max Ernst

Bibliothèque nationale, 1975 52 x 43 cm Print

$989

Max Ernst, Relief en bronze V, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Relief en bronze V, 1970 34.2 x 39.2 x 0.2 cm Sculpture

$7,076

Max Ernst, Relief en bronze X, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Relief en bronze X, 1970 37 x 31.7 x 0.2 cm Sculpture

$7,076

Max Ernst, Comme on a de la chance, Print

Max Ernst

Comme on a de la chance, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Le ciel devient tout noir, Print

Max Ernst

Le ciel devient tout noir, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Le ciel devient tout noir, Print

Max Ernst

Le ciel devient tout noir, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Alors pour commencer, Print

Max Ernst

Alors pour commencer, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Sans-titre, Print

Max Ernst

Sans-titre, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Je suis déjà ta Cléopâtre, Print

Max Ernst

Je suis déjà ta Cléopâtre, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Je suis un lézard vert, Print

Max Ernst

Je suis un lézard vert, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Au fond du Beaujolais, Print

Max Ernst

Au fond du Beaujolais, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Comme une lune somnambule, Print

Max Ernst

Comme une lune somnambule, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Sans-titre, Print

Max Ernst

Sans-titre, 1972 38 x 28 cm Print

$1,041 $936

Max Ernst, Untitled, Print

Max Ernst

Untitled, 1970 53 x 38 x 0.3 cm Print

$1,457

Max Ernst, Pour Lewis Caroll, Print

Max Ernst

Pour Lewis Caroll, 1971 45 x 38 cm Print

$1,145

Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, 1974 21 x 16 x 1 cm Print

$1,041

Our recommendations Max Ernst, Dent Prompte, Print

Max Ernst

Dent Prompte, 1963 43.2 x 35.6 x 2.5 cm Print

$2,200

Max Ernst, Danseuses, Print

Max Ernst

Danseuses, 1950 56.5 x 38.5 x 0.3 cm Print

$3,954

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Nous nous sommes portés à la rencontre des foulards, Print

Max Ernst

Nous nous sommes portés à la rencontre des foulards, 1971 52.1 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm Print

$3,000

Max Ernst, Par dessus les moulins, Print

Max Ernst

Par dessus les moulins, 1974 54.5 x 37.5 cm Print

$822

Max Ernst, Après-moi le XX° siècle, Print

Max Ernst

Après-moi le XX° siècle, 1971 51 x 33.5 x 0.1 cm Print

$3,954

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, 1968 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print

$2,914

Max Ernst, Lieux Commun - Portfolio, Print

Max Ernst

Lieux Commun - Portfolio, 1971 52 x 37 x 2 cm Print

$2,497

Max Ernst, Fureur, tu me traites comme la tristesse, Print

Max Ernst

Fureur, tu me traites comme la tristesse, 1969 52.1 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm Print

$3,000

Max Ernst, Hibou, Print

Max Ernst

Hibou, 1955 56 x 38 x 10 cm Print

$6,035

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Max Ernst is a German painter and sculptor born in 1891 in Brühl and who died in 1976 in Paris. The son of painter Philipp Ernst, he began studying philosophy at the University of Bonn in 1909, but quickly abandoned this in order to devote himself to art. In 1911, he met the members of the Blaue Reiter group with whom he exhibited two years later.

Between 1909 and 1913, his early paintings were inspired by expressionism, then later became more surreal. In 1913, he left for Paris and met Guillaume Apollinaire and Robert Delaunay. The First World War then spread through Europe and Max Ernst found a common desire for protest among his colleagues in the Dada movement. He then actively participated in the Dada movement in Cologne, which became an important centre for the movement. Paul Klee and Marcel Duchamp were marked influences on his works at this time.

In 1929, he discovered De Chirico's metaphysical painting, and became Paul Eluard's friend in 1921. He then explored dream painting in a fantastically realist style. In 1925, he invented the technique of 'frottage' (rubbing), where he would let his pencil move over a piece of paper placed on various surfaces, allowing mysterious patterns to appear at random. Over the course of his many travels, he also made collages and later tried his hand at sculpture.

In 1945, Max Ernst fled from Europe to New York where he continued his art with Marc Chagall and Marcel Duchamp while also contributing to the birth of abstract expressionism. However, he returned to France in the 1950s and after receiving a prize at the Venice Biennale, he was excluded from the surrealist movement. The Max Ernst Museum with 300 of his works opened in Brühl in 2005 and many exhibitions are dedicated to him, notably in Paris.

What is Max Ernst’s artistic movement?

The artistic movements of the artists are: Surrealist Artists, Magic Realism, Dada, Avant-garde artists

When was Max Ernst born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1891