Max Ernst

Art Education Fondation Beyeler

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A self-taught artist knows no limits

Max Ernst is one of the most dazzling personalities in the 20th-century art world. After experimenting with Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism and Dada, in 1922 the German painter moved to France and joined the Surrealists in Paris. Working with the most diverse materials, his love of experimentation resulted in the invention of novel artistic techniques, such as frottage and grattage. With his extraordinarily multi-facetted oeuvre, Max Ernst considerably broadened the definition of art in the sphere of painting and sculpture. The Fondation Beyeler is home to seven works by Max Ernst: four pictures and three sculptures. The present booklet focuses in particular upon the paintings Snow Flowers (1929) and Swamp Angel (1940) and the remarkable sculpture The King Playing with the Queen (1944).

ANSICHTEN no. 14 takes an in-depth look at the work of Max Ernst. Detailed descriptions, technical data, special features, background information, and questions of interpretation all fall within the scope of this booklet.

The ANSICHTEN (‘VIEWS’) series has been created for art lovers and teachers. Packed with insights, the series allows you to explore the works in the Fondation Beyeler in greater depth. 

Each ANSICHTEN volume also contains a section specifically designed for art educators. This part of the book suggests ideas for practical exercises and experiments that can be performed in the museum, in the classroom or at home.

The ANSICHTEN series published by the Fondation Beyeler is an enjoyable and entertaining way of deepening your knowledge of a work of art.

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Details The booklet comprises 24 pages and contains numerous full-color illustrations
Language Only available in German