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Max Ernst

La horde

oil on canvas
46,1 x 54,9 cm / 18 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.
signed lower left

"La Horde" was created in 1927, a year in Ernst's work that was particularly rich in outstanding pictures. The horde pictures are closely related to the forest pictures that Ernst created in the same period. The composition, formal characteristics and iconography of La Horde are very similar to these forest pictures, only that the structures of the grattage are not interpreted as a forest, but much more figuratively. The eerie group of demon-like figures appears here against a light blue background, on the horizon of which a green sky with a yellow, sun-like semicircular or ring shape emerges. The irritating scenery resembles a dream picture that can easily be read as the depiction of an inner state of the soul. Provenance available

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