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Ubu Imperator

Max Ernst

Ubu Imperator

Max Ernst
  • Date: 1923; Paris, France 
  • Style: Dada
  • Period: First French period
  • Genre: symbolic painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: allegories-and-symbols
  • Dimensions: 100 x 81 cm

Like many of Ernst's paintings during his Paris period (1922-1941), Ubu Imperator resembles a collage in painted form. The artist's knowledge of Freudian theories, familiarity with myth and extreme wit are reflected in this early painting, which is now considered proto-Surrealist due to its strange juxtapositions.

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