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Art Of The Day Weekly

#528 - from 4 October 2018 to 10 October 2018


Dorothea Tanning, Deirdre, 1940, oil on canvas, 53.5 x 43.3 cm, coll. part.

Tanning, the importance of Ernst

MADRID – For long time she lived in the shadow of her companion Max Ernst. She was 36 years old when she married the 55 year-old cosmopolitan Dada artist in 1946, and she outlived him by nearly 50 years when she died in 2012, over 100 years old (1910-2012). A few yeas after her demise she is finally granted the retrospective that confirms her role as an artist in her own right, capable of going from drawings to oil paintings, from Surrealist compositions with “woman-children”, to giant sunflowers and the “limp” sculptures of the sixties, up to the décors for Balanchine’s ballets. A dreamlike installation, Chambre 202, hôtel du Pavot has been recreated here for the show, a conceptual hybrid by Raymond Roussel, Hans Bellmer and Louise Bourgeois.
Dorothea Tanning at the museo Reina Sofía, from 3 October 2018 to 7 January 2019.

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