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Max Ernst, ‘Dancers under the starry sky’, 195, Il Ponte
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Max Ernst

Dancers under the starry sky, 195

Oil on paper laid on canvas
13 4/5 × 11 in
35 × 28 cm
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Signed and titled 51 lower right

cm 35x28

Signed and titled 51 lower right

cm 35x28

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Max Ernst
German, 1891–1976
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Closely associated with Dada and Surrealism, Max Ernst made paintings, sculptures, and prints depicting fantastic, nightmarish images that often made reference to anxieties originating in childhood. Ernst demonstrated a profound interest in Freudian psychoanalysis, which is apparent in his exploration of Automatism and his invention of the Frottage technique. The artist’s psychoanalytic leanings are evident in his iconic 1923 work Pietà, or Revolution by Night, in which Ernst substitutes the image of Mary cradling the body of Christ with a depiction of the artist himself held by his father. Much of the artist’s work defied societal norms, Christian morality, and the aesthetic standards of Western academic art.

Max Ernst, ‘Dancers under the starry sky’, 195, Il Ponte
Max Ernst, ‘Dancers under the starry sky’, 195, Il Ponte
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About the work
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Il Ponte

Signed and titled 51 lower right

cm 35x28

Signed and titled 51 lower right

cm 35x28

Medium
Painting
Max Ernst
German, 1891–1976
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Closely associated with Dada and Surrealism, Max Ernst made paintings, sculptures, and prints depicting fantastic, nightmarish images that often made reference to anxieties originating in childhood. Ernst demonstrated a profound interest in Freudian psychoanalysis, which is apparent in his exploration of Automatism and his invention of the Frottage technique. The artist’s psychoanalytic leanings are evident in his iconic 1923 work Pietà, or Revolution by Night, in which Ernst substitutes the image of Mary cradling the body of Christ with a depiction of the artist himself held by his father. Much of the artist’s work defied societal norms, Christian morality, and the aesthetic standards of Western academic art.

Max Ernst

Dancers under the starry sky, 195

Oil on paper laid on canvas
13 4/5 × 11 in
35 × 28 cm
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