The Master’s Bedroom, It’s Worth Spending a Night There (1920) by Max Ernst

The Master's Bedroom, It's Worth Spending a Night There - Max Ernst - 1920

Artwork Information

TitleThe Master's Bedroom, It's Worth Spending a Night There
ArtistMax Ernst
Date1920
MediumCollage, gouache and pencil on paper
Dimensions16.3 x 22 cm
Current LocationPrivate Collection
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About The Master's Bedroom, It's Worth Spending a Night There

The Master’s Bedroom, It’s Worth Spending a Night There is a surrealist collage painting by the German artist Max Ernst from around 1920. The artwork showcases Ernst’s unconventional style as he incorporates various creatures into a long room with converging lines of floorboards. The animals featured in the painting include a whale, sheep, and bear.

Ernst is renowned as one of the pioneers of both the Dada movement and Surrealism, using his unconscious and childhood memories to create unusual scenes in his artworks. The Master’s Bedroom, It’s Worth Spending a Night There features Ernst’s use of allegories and symbols to convey deeper meaning through seemingly nonsensical imagery.

The painting is currently housed at Museum Ludwig in Cologne, Germany, where visitors can witness its whimsical and thought-provoking nature up close. Its title invites contemplation on what may occur within this mysterious bedroom overnight. Overall, The Master’s Bedroom, It’s Worth Spending a Night There showcases Ernst’s unique style while demonstrating his ability to use surrealism to explore complex themes beyond what one sees merely on the surface level of an artwork.

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