Presentation

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, Ernst 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, Max Ernst 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.


Read more
All artworks of Max Ernst

Filter by :

Print

Sculpture

Fine Art Drawings

Print, Sans-titre, Max Ernst

Sans-titre

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

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

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage

Max Ernst

Fine Art Drawings - 36 x 28 x 0.1 cm Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 11 x 0 inch

$37,234

Sculpture, Relief en bronze VIII, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze VIII

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 34.2 x 39.2 x 0.2 cm Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$7,672

Print, Sans-titre, Max Ernst

Sans-titre

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Alors pour commencer, Max Ernst

Alors pour commencer

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Pour un peu, Max Ernst

Pour un peu

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$959

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

Fureur, tu me traites comme la tristesse

Max Ernst

Print - 52.1 x 43.2 x 2.5 cm Print - 20.5 x 17 x 1 inch

$3,000

Print, Wunderhorn, Max Ernst

Wunderhorn

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$1,580

Print, Wunderhorn, Max Ernst

Wunderhorn

Max Ernst

Print - 32.5 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$1,354

Print, Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2915, Max Ernst

Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2915

Max Ernst

Print - 25 x 32.5 cm Print - 9.8 x 12.8 inch

$10,719

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

Print, Enfin tombe ô silence, Max Ernst

Enfin tombe ô silence

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

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

Au fond d'un grand couloir désert

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2913, Max Ernst

Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2913

Max Ernst

Print - 32 x 25 cm Print - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,462

Print, Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2912, Max Ernst

Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2912

Max Ernst

Print - 32 x 25 cm Print - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,462

Print, Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2911, Max Ernst

Sans titre (Un poème dans chaque livre Paul Eluard) Ref BDNW2911

Max Ernst

Print - 32 x 25 cm Print - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,462

Print, Lu et approuvé, Max Ernst

Lu et approuvé

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Comme la vie sera belle, Max Ernst

Comme la vie sera belle

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles, Max Ernst

Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

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

Il paraît que c'est une guerre

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, C'est bien, Max Ernst

C'est bien

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Tontaine et Tonton, Max Ernst

Tontaine et Tonton

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Print, Composition, Max Ernst

Composition

Max Ernst

Print - 46 x 34 x 0.1 cm Print - 18.1 x 13.4 x 0 inch

$2,708

Print, Doubles, Max Ernst

Doubles

Max Ernst

Print - 68 x 47.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 26.8 x 18.7 x 0 inch

$3,046

Print, Zodiaque, Max Ernst

Zodiaque

Max Ernst

Print - 56 x 38 x 0.1 cm Print - 22 x 15 x 0 inch

$3,046

Print, Après Moi le XXème Siècle, Max Ernst

Après Moi le XXème Siècle

Max Ernst

Print - 29 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 11.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,708

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

Après-moi le XX° siècle

Max Ernst

Print - 51 x 33.5 x 0.1 cm Print - 20.1 x 13.2 x 0 inch

$4,288

Print, Pour un peu, Max Ernst

Pour un peu

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$959

Print, Là où est le soldat, Max Ernst

Là où est le soldat

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

$733

Sculpture, Relief en bronze V, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze V

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 34.2 x 39.2 x 0.2 cm Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$7,672

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

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

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 33 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$3,159

Print, Lieux Commun - Portfolio, Max Ernst

Lieux Commun - Portfolio

Max Ernst

Print - 52 x 37 x 2 cm Print - 20.5 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,708

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

Singe poursuivi par éléphant pour un vol de chapeau

Max Ernst

Print - 76 x 57 cm Print - 29.9 x 22.4 inch

$1,106

Print, Hibou, Max Ernst

Hibou

Max Ernst

Print - 56 x 38 x 10 cm Print - 22 x 15 x 3.9 inch

$6,544

Sculpture, Relief en bronze X, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze X

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 37 x 31.7 x 0.2 cm Sculpture - 14.6 x 12.5 x 0.1 inch

$7,672

Print, Oiseaux en péril, Max Ernst

Oiseaux en péril

Max Ernst

Print - 54.5 x 41.5 cm Print - 21.5 x 16.3 inch

$3,159

Print, Rien à signaler, Max Ernst

Rien à signaler

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Sur les Champs-Elysées, Max Ernst

Sur les Champs-Elysées

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Comme une lune somnambule, Max Ernst

Comme une lune somnambule

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Mur et Soleil, Max Ernst

Mur et Soleil

Max Ernst

Print - 72 x 53 x 0.2 cm Print - 28.3 x 20.9 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Comme on a de la chance, Max Ernst

Comme on a de la chance

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Danseuses, Max Ernst

Danseuses

Max Ernst

Print - 56.5 x 38.5 x 0.3 cm Print - 22.2 x 15.2 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Composition, Max Ernst

Composition

Max Ernst

Print - 32.5 x 25 x 0.1 cm Print - 12.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

Sold

Print, Untitled, Max Ernst

Untitled

Max Ernst

Print - 53 x 38 x 0.3 cm Print - 20.9 x 15 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Menorah, Max Ernst

Menorah

Max Ernst

Print - 62 x 52 x 0.1 cm Print - 24.4 x 20.5 x 0 inch

Sold

Print, La Foret Bleu, Max Ernst

La Foret Bleu

Max Ernst

Print - 52 x 38 x 0.2 cm Print - 20.5 x 15 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Untitled, Max Ernst

Untitled

Max Ernst

Print - 64 x 53 x 0.1 cm Print - 25.2 x 20.9 x 0 inch

Sold

Print, Qui donc es-tu ?, Max Ernst

Qui donc es-tu ?

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Qui chante dans la lune, Max Ernst

Qui chante dans la lune

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Un dimanche de permission, Max Ernst

Un dimanche de permission

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Je suis le sergent Amédée, Max Ernst

Je suis le sergent Amédée

Max Ernst

Print - 38 x 28 cm Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp

Max Ernst

Print - 30 x 20 x 1 cm Print - 11.8 x 7.9 x 0.4 inch

Sold

Discover our selections of works by artists

Need help finding your favorite? Consult our selection pages made for you.
Need to know more?
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