Artwork Title: Humboldt Current - Artist Name: Max ErnstArtwork Title: Humboldt Current - Artist Name: Max Ernst

Humboldt Current, 1951-1952

Max Ernst

14 x 24 in
"Humboldt Current is dedicated to a cold current in the Pacific Ocean. Ernst placed the canvas on top of a wooden board during painting and allowed the grain to become part of the composition. Thus Nature herself has a direct hand in the work. The current gleams coolly in the nocturnal sea – accompanied across the water by a full moon that makes the painting feel reminiscent of the Romantic era."


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