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  Max Ernst : Loplop : the artist's other self

Spies, Werner
Language : EnglishLondon : Thames and Hudson, 1982187 orrialde : koloretako eta zuri-beltzeko irudiak ; 28 cm(Ikus) Testua: bitartekorik gabeErnst, Max (1891-1976)Max Ernst (Wikipedia eu) | (Wikipedia es) | (Wikipedia en)
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Around 1930, Max Ernst, wittiest and most varied of Surrealist artists, created a series of large collages and other works dominated by a recurring figure -a weird, wooden- looking bird who has some of the artist's own beaky physiognomy. This bird is Loplop, a mask for the artist himself and a reincarnation of the vulture in Leonardo's "Virgin of the Rocks" which had already fascinated Freud and André Breton. Loplop sometimes metamorphoses into an easel and presents his master's collages and frottages as pictures within pictures; sometimes he takes the form of a cock, sometimes that of a snake or a stick.
The spectacular series of "encyclopaedic" collages which form the core of the book constitutes a major landmark in Max Ernst's career. Executed during the months in which Max Ernst was also writing an essay stating his position in relation to Surrealism, they inspire Werner Spies to a brilliant and closely argued analysis. He uses Loplop, and the works in which he appears, as the focus of an investigation of Surrealism itself and its place within twentieth -century art. There is always more to Loplop than meets the eye, superb though that is: he appears as the feathered answer to a number of vital and absorbing questions, including "What is meaning in Art?"

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