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Max Ernst

Germany Born in: 1891 Famous artist

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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Our recommendations Max Ernst, Sans titre 8, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 8, 1970
39 x 27 x 2 cm
Sculpture

€ 5,000

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 36, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 36, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, Drawing

Max Ernst

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, 1972
36 x 28 x 0.1 cm
Drawing

€ 23,100 € 33,000

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 30, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 30, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 28, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 28, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 18, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 18, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 19, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 19, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 25, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 25, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

€ 1,500

Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp 2, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp 2, 1974
21 x 16 x 1 cm
Print

€ 1,000

Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Print

Max Ernst

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

€ 1,000

Max Ernst, Doubles, Print

Max Ernst

Doubles, 1972
54 x 36 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 3,400

Max Ernst, Obliques, Print

Max Ernst

Obliques, 1967
19 x 13.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 3,200

Max Ernst, Untitled, Print

Max Ernst

Untitled, 1970
56.5 x 37.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 3,900

Max Ernst, Untitled, Print

Max Ernst

Untitled, 1964
64 x 53 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 650

Max Ernst, Composition from "Festin", Print

Max Ernst

Composition from "Festin", 1974
46 x 34 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 3,200

Max Ernst, La ballade du soldat, Print

Max Ernst

La ballade du soldat, 1972
27 x 22 cm
Print

€ 800

Max Ernst, Bibliothèque nationale, Print

Max Ernst

Bibliothèque nationale, 1975
52 x 43 cm
Print

€ 950

Max Ernst, Danseuses, Print

Max Ernst

Danseuses, 1950
56.5 x 38.5 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 3,800

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn, 1970
49 x 34 x 0.3 cm
Print

€ 2,900

Max Ernst, Le Mineral, Print

Max Ernst

Le Mineral, 1961
38 x 28.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 4,600

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

€ 3,800

Max Ernst, Zodiaque, Print

Max Ernst

Zodiaque, 1971
31 x 22.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

€ 3,400

Max Ernst, Hibou, Print

Max Ernst

Hibou, 1955
56 x 38 x 10 cm
Print

€ 5,800

Max Ernst, Jeu d'échecs en Or 23 carats et Argent sulfurisé 1er titre, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Jeu d'échecs en Or 23 carats et Argent sulfurisé 1er titre, 1965
60 x 60 x 5 cm
Sculpture

€ 850,000

Max Ernst, Sin Titulo, Print

Max Ernst

Sin Titulo, 1975
52 x 37 cm
Print

€ 700

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

€ 980

Max Ernst, Sans titre 4, Sculpture

Max Ernst

Sans titre 4, 1970
30 x 28 x 2 cm
Sculpture

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Max Ernst, Mer et soleil, Print

Max Ernst

Mer et soleil, 1974
80 x 63 cm
Print

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Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 17, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 17, 1970
33 x 25 cm
Print

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Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, 1974
30 x 20 x 1 cm
Print

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Max Ernst, La Foret Bleu, Print

Max Ernst

La Foret Bleu, 1962
52 x 38 x 0.2 cm
Print

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Max Ernst, La Forêt Bleu, Print

Max Ernst

La Forêt Bleu, 1962
52 x 38 x 0.1 cm
Print

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Max Ernst, Green Space, Print

Max Ernst

Green Space, 1970
53 x 37.5 x 0.1 cm
Print

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