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The Antipope, December 1941–March 1942

Oil on canvas
63 3/10 × 50 in
160.8 × 127.1 cm
Location
New York
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Guggenheim Museum
New York
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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1976

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1976

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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.

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The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1976

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 1976

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris
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.

The Antipope, December 1941–March 1942

Oil on canvas
63 3/10 × 50 in
160.8 × 127.1 cm
Location
New York
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