Art of the 20th Century

 



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Yves Tanguy


 



 

Yves Tanguy

(b Paris, 5 Jan 1900; d Woodbury, CT, 15 Jan 1955).
French painter. Recognized by the late 1930s as a representative of the purest strain of SURREALISM in painting, he was the only one of the great painters of that movement to be entirely self-taught. Although he was a fellow pupil at the Lycée Montaigne in Paris of Pierre Matisse, who later became his dealer, he came to painting comparatively late in life, after spending two years with the Merchant Navy. While doing his military service at Lunéville he was deeply affected by his meeting with Jacques Prévert (1900–77), the French poet later associated with Surrealism, who was also a stranger to the joys of life in the barracks. After a long period spent with the African Chasseurs in the south of Tunisia, Tanguy returned to Paris in 1922 and renewed contact with Prévert, also meeting the French writer Marcel Duhamel (1900–66), who provided accommodation for them at 54 Rue du Château. This address later became an important meeting-place for the Surrealists; it was there, for example, that the Surrealist game of the ‘exquisite corpse’ was invented.

 

 

 


From Green to White 1954


Multiplication of the Arcs
1954


 


I Await You


 


La Tour de l'Ouest


 

The Satin
Tuning Fork


 

Title Unknown
1926


 

Extinction of Useless Lights. Extinction des lumières inutiles
1927


 


The Furniture of Time
1939


 


The Palace of the Windowed Rocks
1942


 


Surrealistische Komposition
1930


 


Indefinite Divisibility
1942


 


Through Birds, through Fire, but Not through Glass
1943


 


My Life White and Black
1944


 


The Sun in Its Jewel Case
1937


 


Hands and Gloves
1946


 


Fear
1949


 


Reply to Red


 


The Big Window
1950


 


La grue des sables
1946


 


Tomorrow. Demain
1938


 

Slowly Toward the North
1942


 

The Great Mutation
1942


 

Untitled


 

The Dark Garden

1928


 

Outside
1929


 

  • The Ribbon of Excess
    1932


     

  • Never Again
    1939


     

The Look of Amber
1929


 

Old horizon
1928


 

In an Indeterminate Place
1941


 

Suffering Softens Stones
1948


 

The Mood of Now
1928


 

With My Shadow
1928
 

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