Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Death Watching His Family
Image View:
Detail, middle left side
Creator:
Yves Tanguy (French painter, 1900-1955)
Location:
repository: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid, Madrid, Spain) Inv. no. 769 (1975.26)
Location Note:
Paseo del Prado, 8
GPS:
40.416111-3.695
Date:
1927 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Surrealist; Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
painting (visual work)
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
oil paint on canvas
Technique:
oil painting (technique)
Measurements:
100 cm (height) x 73 cm (width)
Subjects:
abstraction; dream state
Description:
1927 marked the beginning of Yves Tanguy’s more mature and personal work. During that year the painter, who was self-taught, joined the Surrealist group and, introduced by André Breton, exhibited his works for the first time at the Galerie Surreáliste in Paris, including the present dream landscape entitled Death Watching his Family. The painting depicts a beach and above it a series of biomorphic forms and a rotting corpse, together with a construction that may allude to the dolmens of Brittany. (Source: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum [website]; https://www.museothy ssen.org/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-TANGUY-TBM-DWF-A 03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Death Watching His Family