Max Ernst, ‘La Brebis Galante by Benjamin Peret’, 1949, Galerie Michaela Stock
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Max Ernst

La Brebis Galante by Benjamin Peret, 1949

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19 7/10 × 21 7/10 in
50 × 55 cm
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Galerie Michaela Stock
Vienna

This work is part from an illustrated book. The etching is framed : 50 x 55 cm
Publisher: Éditions …

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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, ‘La Brebis Galante by Benjamin Peret’, 1949, Galerie Michaela Stock
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About the work
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Galerie Michaela Stock
Vienna

This work is part from an illustrated book. The etching is framed : 50 x 55 cm
Publisher: Éditions Premières, Paris, Printer: Éditions Georges Visat & Cie., Paris, Spies/Leppien 28 III G.

Medium
Print
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

La Brebis Galante by Benjamin Peret, 1949

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19 7/10 × 21 7/10 in
50 × 55 cm
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