Artist Max Ernst: Dadaist Life, a list of paintings

  • Year of birth: April 2, 1891
  • Date of death: April 1, 1976
  • A country: Germany


In the modest and very religious family of Ernst in the small town of Bruhl, hobbies like painting were condescending, but they never considered it as a serious occupation for life. The father of the family, a teacher from the school for the deaf and dumb, in his free time loved to draw pictures of spiritual content. Once he depicted his son in the form of the baby Christ. The picture was a success, friends praised. But neither the father nor the son himself did not know then how far this picture would be from life.
Max Ernst left behind a vast not only artistic, but also literary heritage. His writing experiences today allow viewers to more accurately understand his complex paintings, from which it is impossible to tear his gaze.
As a child, Max loved the forests that surrounded his hometown. In the children's consciousness, huge spaces are imprinted in the form of scary cells, which contain numerous living creatures. Later, these children's fears will be embodied in many works of the artist, and experiments with space will make Ernst's work truly unique and revolutionary.
The second case made such a strong impression that the images of Max Ernst’s paintings all his creative life carried the imprint of this children's tragedy and the first philosophical experiments. On the birthday of the younger sister of the future artist, Max's beloved parrot died. The child linked these two events together, finding that the newborn took the life of the bird. People-birds are the favorite allegories of Ernst's paintings.
Parents saw their son as a psychologist or philosopher. Therefore, he was sent to study at the University of Bonn. Max was interested in psychology only because of the opportunity to visit clinics of the mentally ill. A lover of painting interested in creativity of people with a sick imagination. It was at this time that Max chooses painting as the main occupation in life. For the time being, a young artist is forced to hide his choice in order to save material aid from his father.
Germany at the beginning of the 20th century was not a trendsetter in art, losing this championship to France. Despite this, Ernst finds like-minded people in his homeland. Young and creative people choose Dada, hooliganism of modernism, which is popular in France and Spain. One of the exhibitions, located in the famous beer of Cologne, ended in scandal. Visitors demanded to remove "indecent images." The story hit the newspapers, the father found out that his son had left the university and stopped all support. Difficult times have come for Max.
During his long life, Ernst managed to work with Breton and Dali, Braque and Picasso. He designed the scenery for "Russian Seasons Dyagileva", starred in the movie at Bunuel.
For many years, Max Ernst was forced to live in the position of an illegal immigrant in France. And after the start of the Second World War, and completely leave the continent, move to America. By this time, among his friends were not only poor artists and professional critics. Fate brought him to Peggy Guggenheim, the rich owner of galleries around the world. The relationship of the philanthropist and the talented "madman" grew into a marital, though not for long ...
After the war, Max Ernst returned to Europe already known and recognized master. The artist did not go home, settling in France. He died there.
In the history of world painting, Max Ernst entered as the creator of a number of techniques of modern painting, several areas of art that still exist without being lost in the thousands of postmodern styles. A recognized collage genius, Ernst was the first to use "decals" in creating compositions. His ability to "connect the incompatible" still delights the audience, and his works adorn the collections of not only modern art galleries, but also the most conservative museums in the world.

Pictures of Max Ernst

Stolen mirror
Woman, old man and flower
King playing with the queen
Robe of the bride
Night revolution
Two children are threatened by a nightingale.
People will not know anything

Watch the video: The Art of Max Ernst (February 2020).