barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


Max Ernst (1891-1976)

Birds in Green, Rain

USA, 1959

Etching with aquatint and mixed techniques printed in colours

 

Forms of birds and hands frequently appear in this pattern of lines.

Highly influenced by Sigmund Freud’s theories of the mind, Ernst experimented with automatic drawing, in which he used uncontrolled strokes in an attempt to represent the unconscious visually.

Purchased 1995 (No. 95.1)

 

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