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Famous Max Ernst Paintings

List of famous Max Ernst paintings, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. A celebrated artist around the world, Max Ernst has created some of the most historic paintings of all time. These popular Max Ernst paintings fetch insane amounts of money at art auctions, so if you want to buy one then start saving your money now. Going to museums can be expensive and time consuming, so scroll through this list to see paintings that Max Ernst created from the comfort of your own home. You can find additional information for these renowned Max Ernst paintings by clicking the names of the pieces.

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    Napoleon in the Wilderness

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    Napoleon in the Wilderness is a 1941 surrealist painting by Max Ernst in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.  ...more
    • Artist: Max Ernst
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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    The Nymph Echo

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    • Artist: Max Ernst
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Elephant Celebes

    The Elephant Celebes is a 1921 painting by the German Dadaist and surrealist Max Ernst. It is among the most famous of Ernst's early surrealist works and "undoubtedly the first masterpiece of Surrealist painting in the De Chirico tradition." It combines the vivid dreamlike atmosphere of Surrealism with the collage aspects of Dada.  ...more
    • Artist: Max Ernst
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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  • Pietà or Revolution by Night is a painting by German surrealist and Dadaist Max Ernst. The painting is interpreted as symbolic of the turbulent relationship between the artist and his father, as an amateur painter and staunch Catholic. In the painting, Ernst replaces the classic image of the Virgin Mary holding the crucified body of Jesus with his father as Mary and the artist himself as Jesus. The expressions on both faces are blank as though in a state of sleepwalking. In the background drawn on a wall is a man with a bandaged head ascending a flight of stairs. A profile on the work in the British newspaper The Guardian indicates the figure could represent either Sigmund Freud or the  ...more
    • Artist: Max Ernst
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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