Yves Tanguy

Composition

Composition by Yves Tanguy

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Tanguy was a completely self-taught painter who began his career in earnest after seeing one of de Chirico's influential early metaphysical paintings, The child's brain, in a Paris picture-dealer's window. His work was characterised by desert, marine or lunar landscapes full of strange objects in a boundless dream-space, and are fine examples of the Surrealist ambition to create a spontaneous visual imagery of the unconscious.

Title
Composition
Artist/creator
Production date
1947
Medium
etching
Dimensions
255 x 192 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/15/2
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
International Art
Display status
Not on display

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