Ernst (Great Modern Masters Series)

Ernst (Great Modern Masters Series)

by Jose Maria Faerna
     
 

Known as the father of Surrealist painting and one of the major figures of the Dada movement, German artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) created haunting, mysterious, and sometimes whimsical images.

Inquisitive by nature, Ernst pushed the boundaries of artistic techniques such as collage and developed new ones, notably frottage, and drip painting. These experiments not

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Known as the father of Surrealist painting and one of the major figures of the Dada movement, German artist Max Ernst (1891-1976) created haunting, mysterious, and sometimes whimsical images.

Inquisitive by nature, Ernst pushed the boundaries of artistic techniques such as collage and developed new ones, notably frottage, and drip painting. These experiments not only distinguished his work but also broadened the expressive capabilities for generations of artists, including the Abstract Expressionists. With more than 60 full-color illustrations and an engaging and accessible text, this book provides a solid introduction to Ernst's life, career, and otherworldly art.

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YAEach of these volumes is arranged into three sections. First, the artist is introduced in the context of his time. The second part is a biographical sketch, accompanied by photographs of the artist. The third section consists of excellently reproduced, full-color photographs of the artist's work, with descriptive text and an overview of his career. Some of the works are not often seen, and are a feast for the eye. The clear grouping of information and the handsome layout, page design, and typography make these books appealing and accessible, even though they have no indexes. The texts are presented in a straightforward manner that is easy to understand. Suitable for research as well as for recreational reading.Turid Teague, Fairfax County Public Library, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810946965
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Series:
Great Modern Masters Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.75(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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