The Barbarians, 1937 Max Ernst (French, born Germany, 1891–1976)
This is the legendary collage masterpiece of Max Ernst (b. 1891) , one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement and among the most original artists of the 20th century. From old catalogue and pulp novel illustrations, Ernst produced this series of 182 bizarre and darkly humorous collage scenes of classic dreams and erotic fantasies which seem mysteriously to lure the unconscious into view . . . Stern, proper-looking women sprout giant sets of wings, serpents appear in the drawing-room and bed chamber, a baron has the head...
“The Eye of Silence” 1943-1944 by Max Ernst Add a caption “La cle des chants” Une Semaine de Bonte, Samedi, 1933
“When the artist finds himself he is lost. The fact that he has succeeded in never finding himself is regarded by Max Ernst as his only lasting achievement. ” On the photo Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning