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Max Ernst and Alchemy - A Magician in Search of Myth (Paperback, New) Loot Price: R532
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Max Ernst and Alchemy - A Magician in Search of Myth (Paperback, New)

M.E. Warlick

Series: Surrealist Revolution Series

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Surrealist artist Max Ernst defined collage as the "alchemy of the visual image." Students of his work have often dismissed this comment as simply a metaphor for the transformative power of using found images in a new context. Taking a wholly different perspective on Ernst and alchemy, however, M. E. Warlick persuasively demonstrates that the artist had a profound and abiding interest in alchemical philosophy and often used alchemical symbolism in works created throughout his career.

A revival of interest in alchemy swept the artistic, psychoanalytic, historical, and scientific circles of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and Warlick sets Ernst's work squarely within this movement. Looking at both his art (many of the works she discusses are reproduced in the book) and his writings, she reveals how thoroughly alchemical philosophy and symbolism pervade his early Dadaist experiments, his foundational work in surrealism, and his many collages and paintings of women and landscapes, whose images exemplify the alchemical fusing of opposites. This pioneering research adds an essential key to understanding the multilayered complexity of Ernst's works, as it affirms his standing as one of Germany's most significant artists of the twentieth century.

General

Imprint: University of Texas Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Surrealist Revolution Series
Release date: March 2001
First published: 2001
Authors: M.E. Warlick
Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 309
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-292-79136-7
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > Occult studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > History of art / art & design styles > From 1900 > Art styles, First World War to 1960 > Surrealism & Dada
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Individual artists > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Alternative belief systems > Occult studies > Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > Occult studies
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Alternative belief systems > Occult studies > Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought
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LSN: 0-292-79136-4
Barcode: 9780292791367

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