Max Ernst, Gala Eluard, 1924

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Max Ernst, Gala Eluard, 1924, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
Max Ernst, born on April 2nd, 1891 in Brühl, Germany. Perhaps one of the most prolific artists of his time, Ernst is widely credited with pioneering the Dada and Surrealism movements. Perhaps the fact that Ernst was the first artist to apply Sigmund Freud’s dream theories to art is the reason that Surrealism was born, considering that upon applying said theories to himself, Ernst uncovered his own dark truths and began painting from within his own psyche, inventing a technique that is referred to as “automatic painting”; or the fact that the artist was fascinated with those who are themselves mentally ill, allowing for him to observe a primal and untattered emotion that propelled the movement forward? Ernst has ones said “Collage is the noble conquest of the irrational, the coupling of two realities, irreconcilable in appearance, upon a plane which apparently does not suit them.” Pictured here is Max Ernst, Gala Éluard, 1924, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
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