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Max Ernst's lunar beauty "Le mardi, la lune s'endimanche" 1964 was featured in the exhibition "Max Ernst - Yves Tanguy: Deux Vision du Surréalisme" at the Paul Valery Museum in 2016.
"In Le mardi la lune s'endimanche the resulting stylistic duality of composition and disintegration is rendered particularly vividly through Ernst’s use of grattage.
This technique, developed in the mid-1920s was a painterly version of frottage, the technique Ernst first employed in pencil and paper: ‘One rainy day in 1925 Ernst was first inspired to explore the possibilities of frottage by the look of the grooves in the well-scrubbed floor of his hotel room at the seashore in Pornic… As he developed the procedure, he used a variety of new elements to start with - stale bread crumbs, grained leather, striated glassware, a straw hat, twine - always transforming the results so that whatever lay beneath his paper experienced a metamorphosis… These works are sensual and tactile, with images of rubbed objects that appear as ghostly traces of form." (W. Spies, op. cit., The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2005).
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Max Ernst "Le mardi, la lune s'endimanche" (On Tuesday the moon puts on its Sunday best), 1964
Oil on canvas
72.7 x 59.7 cm. (28 5/8 x 23 1/2 in.)