L'œuvre Ubu Imperator - Centre Pompidou

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Ubu Imperator

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Max Ernst (1891 - 1976)

Ubu Imperator

1923

Huile sur toile

81 x 65 cm

Inscriptions :S.B.DR. : max ernst

Don de la Fondation pour la recherche médicale en hommage à Hélène Anavi, 1984

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1984-281

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Founder of the Dada group in Cologne, where he made very personal and disturbing collages, Max Ernst moved to Paris in 1922. There he turned to a sometimes monumental oil-painting that testifies to a marked interest in Freudian psychoanalysis and the imagery of the unconscious. Ubu Imperator exemplifies this new orientation, originating in a dream the artist recounted in La révolution surréaliste in 1927, and which makes of Ubu a representation of his father. Chief character of a play published by Alfred Jarry in 1896, Ubu is the grotesque embodiment of a supposedly powerful man completely ...

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