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Max Ernst

Born in: 1891

Germany

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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 1990, 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, La Forêt Bleu, Print

Max Ernst

La Forêt Bleu, 1962
20.5 x 15 x 0 inch
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$1,384

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

Max Ernst

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, 1972
14.2 x 11 x 0 inch
Drawing

$38,068

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
23.6 x 23.6 x 2 inch
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$980,543

Max Ernst, Le Mineral, Print

Max Ernst

Le Mineral, 1961
15 x 11.2 x 0 inch
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$5,306

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

Max Ernst

Après-moi le XX° siècle, 1971
20.1 x 13.2 x 0 inch
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$4,384

Max Ernst, Zodiaque, Print

Max Ernst

Zodiaque, 1971
12.2 x 8.9 x 0 inch
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$3,922

Max Ernst, Composition from "Festin", Print

Max Ernst

Composition from "Festin", 1974
18.1 x 13.4 x 0 inch
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$3,691

Max Ernst, Mer et soleil, Print

Max Ernst

Mer et soleil, 1974
31.5 x 24.8 inch
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$2,076

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 25, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 25, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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$1,730

Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp 2, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp 2, 1974
8.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inch
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$1,384

Max Ernst, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Print

Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, 1974
8.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inch
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$1,384

Max Ernst, Sin Titulo, Print

Max Ernst

Sin Titulo, 1975
20.5 x 14.6 inch
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$808

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Max Ernst, Sans titre 8, Sculpture

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Sans titre 8, 1970
15.4 x 10.6 x 0.8 inch
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Max Ernst, Sans titre 4, Sculpture

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Sans titre 4, 1970
11.8 x 11 x 0.8 inch
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$5,768

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 36, Print

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Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 36, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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$1,730

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 30, Print

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Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 30, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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$1,730

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 28, Print

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Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 28, 1970
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Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 18, Print

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Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 18, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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$1,730

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 19, Print

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Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 19, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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$1,730

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La forêt à l'aube, 1958
25.6 x 18.1 x 0 inch
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$3,230

Max Ernst, Hibou, Print

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Hibou, 1955
22 x 15 x 3.9 inch
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$6,691

Max Ernst, Green Space, Print

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Green Space, 1970
20.9 x 14.8 x 0 inch
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$4,845

Max Ernst, Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 17, Print

Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll's Wunderhorn 17, 1970
13 x 9.8 inch
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Scarabée, 1975
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