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The Angel of the home or the Triumph of Surrealism

Max Ernst

The Angel of the home or the Triumph of Surrealism

Max Ernst
  • Original Title: L'Ange du foyer ou Le Triomphe du surréalisme
  • Date: 1937; Paris, France 
  • Style: Surrealism
  • Period: First French period
  • Genre: symbolic painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: allegories-and-symbols, beasts-and-dragons
  • Dimensions: 114 x 146 cm

The creature in Ernst's L'ange represents one of his most menacing, as its dynamic form commands the entire canvas against the backdrop of an ominous sky. The title, which positions this figure as representation of an angel and also of the triumph of the Surrealist movement, is a testament to Ernst's wit.

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