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  • Description: puns
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    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Le Violon d'Ingres (Ingres' violin).

    • Photographs; Photographic prints; Gelatin silver prints; Puns (Visual works); Plays on words; Women; Nudes; Backs (Anatomy); Clothing & dress; Headdresses; Headgear; Jewelry; Earrings; Sitting; Posing; Violins; Musical instruments

    • "Man Ray's most famous photograph, Le Violon d'Ingres, combines Dada wordplay with Surrealist imagery. The nude recalls the odalisques of Ingres, while the title refers to Ingres's hobby - playing the violin (which led to the French phrase...
    • The False Mirror.

    • The False Mirror.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Eyes; Body parts; Clouds; Puns (Visual works)

    • "Magritte's False Mirror of 1928 depicts a large eye (from which the familiar CBS logo is derived). The black circle at the center can refer both to the pupil and to the eclipsed sun. The observer is thrown off balance by the unusual close-up...
    • The Hat Makes the Man.

    • The Hat Makes the Man.

    • Mixed media; Collages; Gouaches; Watercolors; Oil paintings; Paintings; Drawings; Pencil works; Pen works; Ink drawings; Cutouts; Puns (Visual works); Humorous pictures; Symbols; Hats; Artists' signatures; Inscriptions

    • From caption: C'est le chapeau qui fait l'homme / collage; from the MOMA website (http://www.moma.org) (11-2011): The Hat Makes the Man / Max Ernst (French, born Germany. 1891-1976) (1920). Gouache, pencil, oil, and ink on cut-and-pasted printed...
    • The Hat Makes the Man.

    • The Hat Makes the Man.

    • Mixed media; Collages; Gouaches; Watercolors; Oil paintings; Paintings; Drawings; Pencil works; Pen works; Ink drawings; Cutouts; Puns (Visual works); Humorous pictures; Symbols; Hats; Headgear; Artists' signatures; Inscriptions

    • Cut and pasted paper, pencil, ink, and watercolor on paper. “Ernst's appreciation for visual and linguistic puns was likely fostered by Freud’s book Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious. Here, Ernst cut, pasted, and stacked photographs...
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