German Surrealist Max Ernst is credited with perfecting the “collage"
technique. He is also well known for developing a series of
semi-automatic processes based on the principle of metamorphosis.
An intellectual artist born in 1891,
Ernst tried hard to not be lumped together with the entire
surrealist movement and it's manifestos, magazines,
demonstrations, pamphlets and proclamations. However, he was an
integral part of it and contributed enormously to the variety of
surrealist art — creating a bridge between Dada and surrealism.
Ernst's art work is the result of
technical manipulation with a measure of randomness and ambiguity
mixed in to create “associative possibilities"
for the viewer — or simply puzzling. It defies attempts to find a
Ernst paintings are surrealist art
at some of its highest form because they are so good at making
improbably structures viewable, and reality ambiguous, doubtful
and enigmatic. “By turning the relationships of
'realities' to each other upside down," said Ernst,
“the surrealist movement merely helped speed up the
general crisis of conscience and consciousness of our time."
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famous modern art paintings. We welcome comments about them and
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