Max Ernst ~ On Women’s Nudity
Woman's nudity is wiser than the philosopher's teachings.
Max Ernst

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning, photo by Lee Miller.
Max Ernst ~ On Good Ideas
"All good ideas arrive by chance."

Gala Éluard, 1924
Max Ernst
Max Ernst ~ The Barbarians
The Barbarians, 1937
Max Ernst (French, born Germany, 1891–1976)
Max Ernst ~ Une Semaine De Bonte
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 of a lion, a parlor floor turns to water on which some people can apparently walk while others drown . . .

UNE SEMA1NE DE BONTE (A Week of Kindness) is divided into seven parts, one for each day of the week, with each section illustrating one of Ernst's "seven deadly elements." "Oedipus," "The Court of the Dragon," and "Three Visible Poems" are among the startling episodes of Ernst's week. The Dada and surrealist epigraphs which introduce each section appear in this edition in both French and English.

UNE SEMAINE first appeared in 1934 in a series of five pamphlets of fewer than 1000 copies each, and has never been reprinted before this present edition. Previously available only to a few libraries and collectors, this is a major source and great treat for anyone interested in the surrealists and their work, in collage, visual illusion, dream visions and the interpretation of dreams.
Max Ernst ~ Le Lion De Belfort
Une Semaine de Bonte, 1933
Dimanche Le lion de Belfort

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Max Ernst ~ The Eye Of Silence
"The Eye of Silence" 1943-1944 by Max Ernst

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"La cle des chants" Une Semaine de Bonte, Samedi, 1933
Max Ernst ~ La Cle Des Chants
"La cle des chants" Une Semaine de Bonte, Samedi, 1933
Max Ernst ~ Being An Artist
"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
Max Ernst ~ La Cour Du Dragon
"La Cour du Dragon" Une semaine de Bonte
Max Ernst ~ La Semaine De Bonte
"La Cle des chants" La Semaine de Bonte