LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF TAKING THE VEIL

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LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF TAKING THE VEIL

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LITTLE GIRL DREAMS OF TAKING THE VEIL by Max Ernst

In the course of browsing an illustrated book of objects - umbrellas, watches, tools, clothes - artist Max Ernst was struck by the items' unusual juxtapositions. By manipulating the Victorian-era engravings into striking tableaux and adding brief captions, Ernst invented the collage novel and transformed banal advertising art into revealing dramas rooted in his dreams and secret desires. A Little Girl Dreams of Taking the Veil was originally published in 1930 as Reve d'une petite fille qui voulut entrer au Carmel. Its hallucinatory visions center on the nightmares of a girl who loses her virginity on the day of her first communion and resolves to become a nun. Ernst, a pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealistic art, blends humor and irony in his exploration of the nonrational but very real intersection of religious ecstasy and erotic desire. A century after its debut, this profoundly peculiar book retains its shock value as well as its imaginative power. AUTHOR: A key figure in the Dadaist and Surrealist art movements, German-born Max Ernst (1891–1976) became an American citizen in 1948 and a French citizen in 1958. Painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet, Ernst employed the fragmented logic of collage in this volume.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Pablo Salvaje is a Spanish artist. He works mainly with artistic printing techniques. 150 colour illustrations

ISBN-13: 978-0486814520
ISBN-10: 0486814521
Language: English
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications; Reprint edition (1 October 2017)
Country of Publication: ES
Dimensions: 17.8 x 1.3 x 24.8 cm
Weight (kg) 0.5