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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Dorothea Tanning

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Dorothea Tanning
  • Date: 1943
  • Style: Surrealism
  • Genre: figurative
  • Media: oil

It's about confrontation. Everyone believes he/she is his/her drama. While they don't always have giant sunflowers (most aggressive of flowers) to contend with, there are always stairways, hallways, even very private theatres where the suffocations and the finalities are being played out, the blood red carpet or cruel yellows, the attacker, the delighted victim...

At night one imagines all sorts of happenings in the shadows of the darkness. A hotel bedroom is both intimate and unfamiliar, almost alienation, and this can conjure a feeling of menace and unknown forces at play. But these unknown forces are a projection of our own imaginations: our own private nightmares.

- Dorothea Tanning

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