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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, 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.


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Composition

Max Ernst

Print - 18.1 x 13.4 x 0 inch

$2,712

Fine Art Drawings, 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

$37,285

Sculpture, Relief en bronze VIII, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze VIII

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$7,683

Print, Rien à signaler, Max Ernst

Rien à signaler

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Sans-titre, Max Ernst

Sans-titre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Sans-titre, Max Ernst

Sans-titre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Alors pour commencer, Max Ernst

Alors pour commencer

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile, Max Ernst

Tandis qu'une araignée dans sa toile

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Pour un peu, Max Ernst

Pour un peu

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$960

Print, 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

Print, Qui donc es-tu ?, Max Ernst

Qui donc es-tu ?

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

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 - 9.8 x 12.8 inch

$10,734

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, Wunderhorn, Max Ernst

Wunderhorn

Max Ernst

Print - 12.8 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$1,356

Print, Enfin tombe ô silence, Max Ernst

Enfin tombe ô silence

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

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

Au fond d'un grand couloir désert

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Wunderhorn, Max Ernst

Wunderhorn

Max Ernst

Print - 13 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$1,582

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 - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,474

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 - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,474

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 - 12.6 x 9.8 inch

$8,474

Print, Lu et approuvé, Max Ernst

Lu et approuvé

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Comme la vie sera belle, Max Ernst

Comme la vie sera belle

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles, Max Ernst

Les cruelles et tendres hirondelles

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Le ciel devient tout noir, Max Ernst

Le ciel devient tout noir

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, De rire et de larmes, Max Ernst

De rire et de larmes

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

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

Il paraît que c'est une guerre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, C'est la source du rêve, Max Ernst

C'est la source du rêve

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, C'est bien, Max Ernst

C'est bien

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Tontaine et Tonton, Max Ernst

Tontaine et Tonton

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Sans-titre, Max Ernst

Sans-titre

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Là où est le soldat, Max Ernst

Là où est le soldat

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$904

Print, Pour un peu, Max Ernst

Pour un peu

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

$960

Print, Hommage à Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst

Hommage à Marcel Duchamp

Max Ernst

Print - 8.3 x 6.3 x 0.4 inch

$1,130

Print, Doubles, Max Ernst

Doubles

Max Ernst

Print - 26.8 x 18.7 x 0 inch

$3,051

Print, Zodiaque, Max Ernst

Zodiaque

Max Ernst

Print - 22 x 15 x 0 inch

$3,051

Print, The Wunderhorn by Lewis Carroll, Max Ernst

The Wunderhorn by Lewis Carroll

Max Ernst

Print - 19.3 x 13.4 x 0 inch

$2,486

Print, Après Moi le XXème Siècle, Max Ernst

Après Moi le XXème Siècle

Max Ernst

Print - 11.4 x 9.8 x 0 inch

$2,712

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

Après-moi le XX° siècle

Max Ernst

Print - 20.1 x 13.2 x 0 inch

$4,293

Print, 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

$1,107

Print, Dent Prompte, Max Ernst

Dent Prompte

Max Ernst

Print - 19.3 x 16.1 x 1.2 inch

$10,169

Print, Tout en Un, Max Ernst

Tout en Un

Max Ernst

Print - 21.7 x 15 inch

$4,067

Sculpture, Relief en bronze V, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze V

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 13.5 x 15.4 x 0.1 inch

$7,683

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, 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

$3,164

Print, Lieux Commun - Portfolio, Max Ernst

Lieux Commun - Portfolio

Max Ernst

Print - 20.5 x 14.6 x 0.8 inch

$2,712

Print, Hibou, Max Ernst

Hibou

Max Ernst

Print - 22 x 15 x 3.9 inch

$6,553

Sculpture, Relief en bronze X, Max Ernst

Relief en bronze X

Max Ernst

Sculpture - 14.6 x 12.5 x 0.1 inch

$7,683

Print, Oiseaux en péril, Max Ernst

Oiseaux en péril

Max Ernst

Print - 21.5 x 16.3 inch

$3,164

Print, Sur les Champs-Elysées, Max Ernst

Sur les Champs-Elysées

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Comme une lune somnambule, Max Ernst

Comme une lune somnambule

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

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Print, Comme on a de la chance, Max Ernst

Comme on a de la chance

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

Sold

Print, Mur et Soleil, Max Ernst

Mur et Soleil

Max Ernst

Print - 28.3 x 20.9 x 0.1 inch

Sold

Print, Qui chante dans la lune, Max Ernst

Qui chante dans la lune

Max Ernst

Print - 15 x 11 inch

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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, 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.

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