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  • additional view of artwork by David Holcomb

The Triumph of the Nightingale


United States

Painting
Size: 14 H x 7 W x 2 in

Ships in a cardboard box This work will ship flat in a sturdy, well-protected cardboard box. Read more

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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

Materials: Paper, Wood

Prints: Landscape Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, Wood Art Prints, Metal Art Prints, Clay Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Found Objects Art Prints, Paper Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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