Who was Max Ernst?
Max Ernst is a pivotal figure in the history of modernism. As a Dadaist and then Surrealist, the German artist exerted a profound influence on the course of art in the early 20th-century. In 1922 the German artist joined the intellectual avant-garde in Paris. His irrepressible creativity and love of experimentation led him to invent some of Surrealism’s most celebrated techniques, including frottage and grattage. The lavishly illustrated catalogue to the Max Ernst retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler takes a comprehensive look at the life and work of this extraordinarily multi-faceted artist.
The catalogue is edited by Werner Spies and Julia Drost and is a joint publication by the Vienna Albertina and the Fondation Beyeler. It contains a foreword by Klaus Albrecht Schröder and Sam Keller, and texts by Gunhild Bauer, Raphaël Bouvier, Julia Drost, Gisela Fischer, Ioana Jimborean, Jürgen Pech, Werner Spies, Adrian Sudhalter, Ralph Ubl, Tanja Wessolowski, and Gabriele Wix. Design by Andreas Platzgummer.
|Details||352 pages with 343 color illustrations|
|Size||26.0 x 30.2 cm|