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Max Ernst, Menorah
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About the work
  • Medium

    Print : lithography

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    62 x 52 x 0.1 cm

  • Support

    Print on paper

  • Framing

    Not framed

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 99 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Hand-signed by artist

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Menorah is an original contemporary work of art. Color lithograph on wove paper. Dimensions of the sheet: 62 x 52 cm. Image dimensions: 32.5x23.5 cm.
    Hand signed by the artist lower right in pencil: "Max Ernst"; numbered lower left in pencil: '8/99'. Edition of 99 prints.
    Includes master key.
    Reference: Spies / Leppien, n ° A 28 III.

    Menora is an original contemporary work of art that represents in the Jewish religion an object that contains seven or nine candles, used in religious celebrations. The work is from the "Judith" series by Jean Giradoux. Judith is a play written in 1931 by the French playwright Jean Giraudoux. Judith was translated into English by John K. Savacool, in The Modern Theater, ed. Eric Bentley, vol. 3 (1955), and Christopher Fry, in Le Drame de Jean Giraudoux, vol. 1 (1963). It was premiered on November 4, 1931 in Paris at the Théâtre Pigalle in a production by Louis Jouvet.

    The prolific artist was one of the main pioneers of the Dada movement and surrealism. He had no formal artistic training, but his experimental attitude towards artistic creation resulted in his invention of rubbing - a technique that uses pencil rubbing of objects as a source of images - and scraping, a similar technique in where the paint is scraped off the canvas. to reveal the footprints of objects placed below. He is also known for his novels composed of collages. Closely associated with Dada and surrealism, the artist produced paintings, sculptures and engravings depicting fantastic and nightmarish images that often referred to anxieties originating in childhood. Ernst demonstrated a deep interest in Freudian psychoanalysis, which is evident in his exploration of automatism and his invention of the technique of rubbing. The artist's psychoanalytic tendencies are evident in his iconic 1923 work Pietà, or Night Revolution, in which he substitutes the image of Mary cradling the body of Christ with a representation of the artist himself held by her father. . Much of the artist's work has challenged societal norms, Christian morality, and the aesthetic standards of Western academic art.
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Max Ernst

Germany Born in: 1891 Masterpieces

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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