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Print Collage May 18, 2001
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Max Ernst
Une Semaine de Bonté
1934

Subtitled "a surrealistic novel in collage," Une Semaine de Bonté (A Week of Kindness) is a novel only in the most liberal sense of the word. Starting with existing wood-engraved illustrations from French popular fiction, Ernst added all manner of fantastic elements that transform each picture into an otherworldly tableau. The work is divided into five sections, each with it's own theme, and each prefaced with a quote from a Dadaist or Surrealist writer. The sum of these parts is a bizarre, often erotic, and completely fascinating journey into the subconscious.


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