Bending meaning with Max Ernst

Twists and turns, intended distortions, randomness and the irrational all stitched into a collage.

Abstraction makes it compelling. Becoming interested in its weirdness makes it less strange.

To break the rules is human. Thinking different frees one from the cage of conformity and dumps water over a fire of paralysis.

Max Ernst flirted beyond painting, incorporating bits of catalogs and photos to take them in ‘wonderful directions.' He intended to complicate the rigidness of reality.

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A daily blogger who connects the dots between arts and life.

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