The Artist

Max Ernst (1891-1946) was born in Germany, but lived in France for most of his career. He became part of the surrealist and Dada movements. In 1923, he was living in Paris with the poet Paul Éluard and Eluard’s wife, Gala. Gala was an artistic inspiration for Éluard, Ernst, and Dali, and Ernst’s paintings sometimes resemble Dali’s works, with their anatomical shapes and references to the unconscious.

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