Europe After The Rain
The Painting was made by Max Ernst in 1940. Max Erns, was the inventor of the technique called frottage. I characterized this painting to be very expressive. The painting illustrates the consequences of a storm and the effects it has on our nature. It is a representation of Europe after a day of a storm. Ernst used a special Technique called Frottage, with this technique he was able to create a numerous variety of textural effects.
Ernst’s technique consists of putting a piece of paper over a textured surface like floorboards and wooden surfaces and then rubbing a soft pencil across the paper. He would then arrange these textures in visions of surrealistic forests and beautiful landscapes. The painting was made of oil on canvas. H 21 9/16in. W.58 3/16in.
It possesses an analogous color scheme, made up of blue, yellow, white, black, and green. The painting is a study from an atmospheric perspective, the sky appears white and blue, and mountains appear black and yellow.
The black and yellow color gives the mountains a hot dry look and the white and blue color shows how hot the atmosphere is. The appearance of both warm colors (yellow) and cool colors (blue) tend to evoke a Sense of contrast tension when they both appear to be together in the same painting. In conclusion, the painting impacts me for its visual texture. Its view of a real storm, each color on it, reflects the causes of a real storm and the way the artist develops it.