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Post-WWII German Surrealism

At the center of the etching are three or four amorphous figures in white and two shades of black, made in crosshatching. The figures are entwined and have animal and bird-like features. The background is crosshatched to the edges of the page. The print is signed (l.r.) "Max Ernst" and numbered (l.l.) "57/70" in pencil.
Max Ernst
Correspondances dangereuses
etching | Vélin Arches paper
Museum Purchase
Max Ernst
Portrait of August Bolte (Portrait Auguste Bolte), from Kurt Schwitters, "Auguste Bolte"
lithograph | chine collé
Museum purchase made possible by the Alfred E. Pernt Memorial Fund in honor of Doctor of Technical Sciences Max H. J. Pernt and his wife Anna Pernt (née Mueller)
Standing bronze figure with recto/verso. The silhouette of the body is rectangular in shape. The heads on both side are simply rendered with rounded eyes and a pursed -lip mouth on one, a button nose on the other; bodies are supported by short legs; sides loosely suggest representations of male and female anatomy with side-by-side scallop shells suggesting a breasted chest on one side, an upward facing frog/toad in the phallus area on the reverse side.
Max Ernst
Janus Bird (Oiseau Janus)
Gift of Al and Margaret Coudron
Two abstract figures stand in the central portion of this image.  The figure on the left is much larger than the figure on the right.  The left figure looks toward the right, raising their arms into the air.  They wear a dress that has patterns of waving forms and squiggled lines.  The other figure bends one arm under their chin and has an outfit depicted with lines that curve to right. The background in mostly blank, except for a strip of patterned grey along the left side of the work. The figures stand on a band of black and grey ground.
Max Ernst
lithograph | Arches paper
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Max Ernst
Composition with Figures
1891 - 1951
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
Three birds, executed with spare line and simple form, are set within an abstracted landscape of bright yellows and oranges.
Max Ernst
At the Crossroads (En Rade)
oil | canvas
Gift of the Estate of Maxine W. Kunstadter in memory of Sigmund Kunstadter, Class of 1922
Max Ernst
Three Sharks in Quest of a Victim (Les requins, or Trois requins en quête d'une
hand-colored etching | Arches paper
Gift of Gilbert Frimet
Max Ernst
Les noces interrompues
etching, aquatint, embossing, hand-coloring | wove paper
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Max Ernst
Four Shoes, from 'La Ballade du Soldat'
etching, printed in red ink | paper
Gift of Gilbert M. Frimet
Paul Wunderlich
Jutta sur Canapé
etching | brown paper
Museum Purchase
Paul Wunderlich
What a Position
lithograph | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Clark
Paul Wunderlich
Song of Songs IV:1
color lithograph | paper
Gift of Mr. Nick Nicolas.


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