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The Triumph of the Nightingale


United States

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Size: 14 H x 7 W x 2 in

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Art Description

Painting: Wood, Metal, Clay, Acrylic and Found Objects on Paper and Wood.

"The Triumph of the Nightingale", 2013, mixed media. The box is papier-mache and wood; the assembled elements include a hand-made garden gate, a nightingale and a child's arm, both sculpted from air-dried clay, natural vines, wire, and tacks.

This is a sequel to Max Ernst's 1924 surrealist masterpiece "Two Children are Threatened by a Nightingale". In my version, the threat implied in Ernst's strangely static landscape has come to pass -- the nightgale has overcome the children.

Keywords: joseph cornell, max ernst, bird, surrealist, Mixed Media, dada, children, ernst, collage, assemblage, landscape, nightingale

Subjects: Landscape

Styles: Surrealism, Fine Art, Figurative

Mediums: Wood, Metal, Clay, Acrylic, Found Objects

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