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In 1922, the German Dadaist Max Ernst moved to Paris, where he came into contact with the Surrealists. He gradually applied the collage method, which he initially used with paper, to his painted compositions. The man and woman are difficult to distinguish in this wonderfully poetic couple.

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Title Le couple
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 106.5 cm
Width 142 cm
Artists Schilder: Max Ernst
Accession number 2708 (MK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1966
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1966
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Een paraplu, een naaimachine en een ontleedtafel. Surrealisme à la Dalí in Rotterdam. (2013)
Collectie - surrealisme (2017)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Power Mask. The Power of Masks (2017)
Dal nulla al sogno (2018)
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Max Ernst

Brühl 1891 - Parijs 1976

After the First World War, Max Ernst was one of the founders of the Dada movement in Cologne. In 1924, Ernst was also closely involved in the foundation of...

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