The Wood (Max Ernst)

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The Wood
Max Ernst's The Wood.jpg
Artist Max Ernst
Year 1927
Medium Oil on canvas
Dimensions 60.5 cm × 81.5 cm (23.82 in × 32.09 in)
Location National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff

The Wood (1927) is a painting by the German surrealist Max Ernst.

Ernst was haunted by the atmosphere of forests and by the birds which inhabit them. Here, the herring-bone effect of the trees and the grainy sky reveal his technique of grattage. Layers of paint were applied to the canvas, which was pressed against a sheet of stamped metal and a rough plank and scraped. This work was given to the Contemporary Art Society by Miss A.F. Brown in 1940. It is currently on display in the National Museum of Wales.

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