and misery, the answer appeared to find levity and to sort things from reality and distort them and see what would happen. A great artist, Max Ernst, who had a
most interesting life, is whom I’ve chosen today.
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Born in Germany in 1891. Ernst is a leading figure of Dada and Surrealist Movements; an artist with a vast range of techniques. As a young man, he studied the
art of patients at mental asylums to understand and try to make sense of what they saw.
During the early 1920′s Ernst invented what was called frottage; pencil rubbings on paper on canvas.
Ernst developed a fascination with birds and this became a recurrent theme in his work.
In 1936 Ernst met the surrealist artist Leonora Carrington and lived with her until 1940 when he was arrested by the Nazis. Carrington went to Spain hoping to obtain a visa for Ernest, but whilst there she suffered a mental breakdown. Upon his release from Prison Camp Ernest met Peggy Guggenheim who arranged for Ernst’s escape from France and passage to America.
Ernest was acquainted with Paul Klee, collaborated with Joan Miro and had a lifelong friendship with Jean Arp.
Ernst died in Paris at the age of 85 years.