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Le printemps rédempteur et rédimé (Spring, The Redeemer and The Redeemed)

Le printemps rédempteur et rédimé (Spring, The Redeemer and
The Redeemed)


Max Ernst

German, 1891-1976

Born in Germany, Ernst was the co-founder of the Cologne Dada group in 1919 before moving to Paris in 1922. He became a major proponent of Surrealism and used experimental techniques and fantastic imagery that helped to define the movement. This work was made late in his career and incorporates found objects, which held a prominent place in Surrealist practice.

Oil and objects on board
45 3/4 × 39 1/4 in. (116.2 × 99.7 cm)
Gift of Gladys and Sam Rubinstein
Provenance: [Zabriskie Gallery, New York]; purchased from gallery by Gladys and Sam Rubinstein, Seattle, Washington, 1997
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Modern in Europe: Featuring Selections from the Collection of Gladys & Sam Rubinstein, Nov. 5, 2004 - Apr. 17, 2005.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, SAM at 75: Building a Collection for Seattle", May 5 - Sept. 9, 2007.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Paintings and Drawings of the European Avant-Garde: The Rubinstein Bequest, Apr. 23, 2014 - May 16, 2021 [on view until July 26, 2015].
Published ReferencesIshikawa, Chiyo, ed. "A Community of Collectors: 75th Anniversary Gifts to the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 2007, p. 42, illus. p. 43

Monograph on Ernst, no. 448

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