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Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. A prolific artist, Ernst was one of the primary pioneers of the Dada movement and Surrealism. Ernst developed a fascination with birds that was prevalent in his work. His alter ego in paintings, which he called Loplop, was a bird. He suggested that this alter-ego was an extension of himself stemming from an early confusion of birds and humans. He said that one night when he was young he woke up and found that his beloved bird had died, and a few minutes later his father announced that his sister was born. (WIKIPEDIA)

“Creativity is that marvelous capacity to grasp mutually distinct realities and draw a spark from their juxtaposition.” — Max Ernst

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Celebrating Art History: Max Ernst

April is the month of Max Ernst‘s birth and life (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976), so it seems appropriate to celebrate his contributions to Surrealism and the Dada movement with the first post of our “Celebrating Art History” series. The series will pop up from time-to-time, when historical dates of significant artists pop...Read...