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Aquatint - Hommage Rimbaud

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ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2002

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1970P283
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1960 - 1961

Maker Information

Artist:Max Ernst - View biography for Max Ernst
Printer:George Visat - View biography for George Visat


The most inventive prints by the surrealist Max Ernst were arguably produced after the Second World War in collaboration with the master etcher George Visat. This is from a series, developed in the early 1960s, on the theme of the ovoid or egg shape. This most essential of natural forms is here conceived as a constant spiral, half-submerged in a web of textural irregularities. In this 'hidden' vision, Ernst appropriately pays homage to the symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-91).

Purchased from London Graphic Arts Associates through the Public Picture Gallery Fund with support from Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, 1970.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Etching with aquatint, printed in pink-red on blue-grey Moulin Richard de Bas paper.

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Height:486 mm
Width:313 mm