traces from the past: Surrealism
I started painting when I was 18 years old and the trigger was the surrealists. First it was the literature of the group around Andre Breton and Paul Eluard, then Jean Cocteau and Andre Mason that opened up a new world for me.
With painters like Max Ernst, the world of painting opened up for me. Now, almost 50 years later, I have painted an homage to Max Ernst. “The Triumph of Surrealism” (see above) from 1937 probably was the source of inspiration.
It is part of a series with homage to artists I have learned from or who inspired me.