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Max Ernst is one of the most influential and important 20th century artists, an artist who changed his approach and style constantly throughout his artistic career and reflected on what art could be after his experiences in the First and Second World Wars.
The pervading artistic strategy in Max Ernst’s œuvre is to recycle visual material and combine it into new imageries. The collage became his constant method. The term “dream” in the exhibition title refers to the importance of dreams and the unconscious in his works, while “revolution” stands for the way he challenges conventions and expectations in his art.
Painting for Young People, 1943
Max Ernst

Painting for Young People, 1943

© Max Ernst/BUS 2008 

Collection Ulla & Heiner Pietzsch, Berlin

Photo: Jochen Litkemann


It is now 40 years since Moderna Museet featured a major survey of Max Ernst. Today, his work is more relevant than ever. We perceive that a new generation is attracted to his multifaceted œuvre in an era that holds many parallel realities – not least his petrified and imaginary landscapes that have many similarities with computer games and fantasy literature. L´ évadé
Max Ernst

L´ évadé, 1926

© Max Ernst/BUS 2008

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Exhibition map (63,9 KB pdf)