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tim abrahams says
Amanda Chewning says
Aparently, he really liked boobs and butts
Donald Davidson says
An art and cultural historian, I was intrigued by your remark about Max Ernst’s content in these collage pieces. Ernst created these works while associated with the Dada movement, and then moved into Surrealism. These artists were embroiled in what was termed “automatic” creation: drawings, collage, painting, sculpture, music, photomontage, among others. Automatism meant that these artists attempted to suspend conscious methods of art-making and supplant them with spontaneous, chance operations. Freeing the unconscious mind from social, traditional creative constraints. So the literal content in the entire collage is intended to be seen as a whole. That is, rather than purely literal interpretation, there is another level of interpretation available. The “boobs and butts” analogy is interesting, but how does it fit into the WHOLE of what you see? Answering this question allows you to see this work in an even more fascinating perspectives!
Srivalli Pradeepthi I says
Hullo. I was, as you said ” intrigued by your remark” about the another level of interpretation, the one other than the literal one, could you please elaborate further on that so that I can understand what “Automatism” means and how is it different from its surrounding phases such as “Dada”, because in a way this also feels like non-art to me. A blatant rejection of rationale or am I wrong in thinking that?
Who doesn’t like boobs and butts?