La Puberté proche… (ou les pléiades), 1921
When poetry meets art
Max Ernst created the work la puberté proche... (les pléiades) in 1921 in Cologne. In 1919, having returning from military service, the German artist co-founded the group of Cologne Dadaists together with Johannes Theodor Baargeld and Hans Arp. In 1922 Max Ernst left his family and went to Paris, where he joined the Surrealists. The present painting, executed in collage, gouache and oil on paper mounted on cardboard, shows him already making the transition from Dada to Surrealism. The artist had reached a turning point in his life, and his move to Paris represented the start of a new phase in his eventful career.
This Art Edition is a full-size facsimile of the original, which is today housed in a private collection. It has been reproduced as a Digigraphie® using benchmark 10-color printing technology, so that the colors exactly correspond to the original.
|Technique||Digigraphie® using10-color pigment-based inks|
|Paper||Hahnemühle, 360 g mounted on Dibond|
|Edition||250, numbered on the back|
|Frame||Shadow-gap frame of black-lacquered wood|
|Size||24.5 x 16.5 cm (image); 29.4 x 21.4 cm (frame)|