Dorothea Tanning, Bateau Blue, The Grotto, 1950

Dorothea Tanning, Bateau Blue, The Grotto, 1950

£2,500.00Price

This lithograph by female Surrealist Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012) depicts a female centred around a cave like space. Surrealist symbols such as a watch (time is suspended within the unconsious) and an eye (showing how the inner eye sees more) underline Tanning's strong association with the group. She was one of the few female artists at the time in America. After the war Max Ernst, a contempoary fell in love with Tanning and they stayed together untill his death in 1976. The work is abstract whilst realistic. The dark organic shapes that make up the backdrop contrast heavily with the face of the beauitful woman drawn with softer hues. The female in the work is thought to be the greek godess Daphne, metamorphosing into a tree. Tanning depicts this through collaged techniques of tree like textures. 

  • PRODUCT INFO

    1950

    Signed by the artist

    49 x 34 cm 

    Colour Lithograph, HH/200.

    Provenance, P & D Colnaghi and Woolley & Wallis.

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