Max Ernst

Art Class

Max Ernst's Life

He was born April 2, 1891, Brühl, Ger and he died April 1, 1976, Paris, France.
Max Ernst was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet. He became an artist in the Dada movement, what influenced him to create art was that he had a big interest in sculptures and paintings.

Their work

He drew houses, buildings, people and animals. His paintings included a variety of bright colors. Many of his work was 3-dimensional. It was also very realistic.
Elements of art work used:
  • texture
  • space
  • shape
  • color
  • movement
  • unity
  • variety
A prolific artist, Ernst was a primary pioneer of the Dada movement and Surrealism.

Important events happening at this time:

In September 1939, World War II Was occurring which caused Ernst to be interned as an "undesirable foreigner" in Camp des Milles , along with fellow surrealist, Hans Bellmer, who had recently emigrated to Paris.

Reaction of people towards Max's Art work:
People all over the world admired Max's Art work. Max Ernst received a variety of positive comments about his art work.


His artwork is similar to my art work because a variety of colors are used to create it.
I like his art work because i think it's very beautiful!