… is the first of a series, collage novel by Max Ernst published in 1929.
It was a kind of comic strip, but not a real comic book, selecting fragments of wood engravings from nineteenth-century magazines, encyclopaedias and trivial novels. Some collages parody famous works of art. The newly forged combinations of scientific instruments and floating figures and of landscapes with unexpected interiors guarantee the odd dream world identified so closely with Surrealism.
at the video that follows we will see the work of Eric Duvivier. A 19-minute film from 1967 based on the series of collages Ernst created under that title in 1929, precursors to his collage masterwork Une semaine de bonté (A Week of Kindness) 1934.
a reference on Une Semaine de Bonté (A Week of Kindness) by Max Ernst