Naissance d’une galaxie (Birth of a Galaxy)1969 by Max Ernst

"... created in the year of the first moon landing. Man had conquered the lunar symbol of the yearnings of Romanticism (a cultural epoch so important for Ernst) and found only empty, rocky silence. As if by way of a replacement, Ernst allows a new galaxy, its circular disc patterned with dots, to arise out of the nebula of primeval forms inhabiting the lower border of the picture. This galaxy is located in the imagination – and in the..."
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Tags: circle
Media: oil on canvas
Dimensions (h/w/d): 36 29 (92 73)
Location: Galerie Beyeler , Basel, Switzerland