RIP Dorothea Tanning

Max Ernst and Dorothea Tanning (1948)
"Art has always been the raft onto which we climb to save our sanity. I don't see a different purpose for it now."

Dorothea Tanning, the oldest living Surrealist at the age of 101, passed away the other day. She published her first novel and books of poems in her 90s. She was married to Max Ernst from 1946 to his death in 1976. She spent the last few decades of her long life in New York.

She ruled.

A few of her works:

Family Portrait, 1954
La Marée VII, 1973

Etched Murmurs, 1984
Truite Au Bleu, 1952

Birthday, 1942

Lastly, a poem titled A Poem

Stay on the planet, if you can. It isn't
all that chilly and what's more,
grows warmer by the

1 comment:

Virginia said...

this woman was fascinating--after reading about her I plan to read "Birthday"