Fruit of a Long Experience (1919) by Max Ernst

Fruit of a Long Experience - Max Ernst - 1919

Artwork Information

TitleFruit of a Long Experience
ArtistMax Ernst
MediumPainted wood relief
Dimensions45.7 x 38 cm
Current LocationPrivate collection, Geneva
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About Fruit of a Long Experience

Max Ernst’s painting, “Fruit of a Long Experience,” is an oil on wood piece created in 1919. The artwork measures 45.7 x 38 cm and is currently held in a private collection. It reflects his involvement with the Dada and Surrealist movements, where he was considered a key member.

Ernst used various mediums to capture personal memory and collective myth in his art, making him unique among artists of his time. His surrealist style employed dreamlike imagery to challenge the conventional understanding of reality.

In 1954, Ernst received the main painting prize at the Venice Biennale. He continued to create artistic pieces until his death in 1976. In honor of his significant contribution as an artist, major retrospective exhibitions were held in celebration of Ernst’s 80th birthday in 1971.

Max Ernst’s work can be found across many genres and media forms spanning a time period that lasted for several decades. His incorporation of dreamlike elements sets him apart from other artists during his time period and helps him stand out as one-of-a-kind figure within surrealism and dadaism movements history.

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