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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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Bibliothèque nationale, Max Ernst

Bibliothèque nationale

Max Ernst

Print - 20.5 x 16.9 inch

$953

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage, Max Ernst

Un Acteur de Talent - Original Frottage

Max Ernst

Fine Art Drawings - 14.2 x 11 x 0 inch

$33,114 $24,836

Relief en bronze VIII, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze VIII

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$6,824

Rien à signaler, Max Ernst

Rien à signaler

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Comme la vie sera belle, Max Ernst

Comme la vie sera belle

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Sur les Champs-Elysées, Max Ernst

Sur les Champs-Elysées

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Enfin tombe ô silence, Max Ernst

Enfin tombe ô silence

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Et je serai ta belle Hélène, Max Ernst

Et je serai ta belle Hélène

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Qui donc es-tu ?, Max Ernst

Qui donc es-tu ?

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Qui chante dans la lune, Max Ernst

Qui chante dans la lune

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Au fond d'un grand couloir désert, Max Ernst

Au fond d'un grand couloir désert

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Alors la lune..., Max Ernst

Alors la lune...

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Un dimanche de permission, Max Ernst

Un dimanche de permission

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Comme une lune somnambule, Max Ernst

Comme une lune somnambule

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Je suis le sergent Amédée, Max Ernst

Je suis le sergent Amédée

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

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

Singe poursuivi par éléphant pour un vol de chapeau

Max Ernst

Print - 29.9 x 22.4 inch

$983

Lieux Commun - Portfolio, Max Ernst

Lieux Commun - Portfolio

Max Ernst

Print - 20.5 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,408

Je suis déjà ta Cléopâtre, Max Ernst

Je suis déjà ta Cléopâtre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Lu et approuvé, Max Ernst

Lu et approuvé

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles, Max Ernst

Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Comme on a de la chance, Max Ernst

Comme on a de la chance

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Le ciel devient tout noir, Max Ernst

Le ciel devient tout noir

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Le ciel devient tout noir, Max Ernst

Le ciel devient tout noir

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Alors pour commencer, Max Ernst

Alors pour commencer

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile, Max Ernst

Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Il paraît que c'est une guerre, Max Ernst

Il paraît que c'est une guerre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Je suis un lézard vert, Max Ernst

Je suis un lézard vert

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Fais marcher les ombres, Max Ernst

Fais marcher les ombres

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

C'est la source du rêve, Max Ernst

C'est la source du rêve

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Mur et Soleil, Max Ernst

Mur et Soleil

Max Ernst

Print - 28.3 x 20.9 x 0.1 inch

$1,104

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp

Max Ernst

Print - 8.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inch

$1,003

Là où est le soldat, Max Ernst

Là où est le soldat

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$1,003 $803

Après-moi le XX° siècle, Max Ernst

Après-moi le XX° siècle

Max Ernst

Print - 20.1 x 13.2 x 0 inch

$3,813

Relief en bronze V, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze V

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$6,824

Relief en bronze X, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze X

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 14.6 x 12.5 x 0.1 inch

$6,824

Fureur, tu me traites comme la tristesse, Max Ernst

Fureur, tu me traites comme la tristesse

Max Ernst

Print - 20.5 x 17 x 1 inch

$3,000

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

Nous nous sommes portés à la rencontre des foulards

Max Ernst

Print - 20.5 x 17 x 1 inch

$3,000

Par dessus les moulins, Max Ernst

Par dessus les moulins

Max Ernst

Print - 21.5 x 14.8 inch

$793

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark, Max Ernst

Lewis Carroll - Die jagd nach dem snark

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,810

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Who is the 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.

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