André Masson Ibdes in Aragon 1935

Artwork details

Artist
André Masson 1896–1987
Title
Ibdes in Aragon
Ibdès de Aragon
Date 1935
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 600 x 924 mm
frame: 743 x 1660 x 54 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1946
Reference
N05646

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Masson made a series of paintings of Spanish landscapes from 1934 to 1936, when he was living in Catalonia, including this one of Ibdes, a village in Aragon. ‘In these completely recognisable landscapes there is always an element of fantasy, either in the sky, or on the ground, or underground’, he wrote. Here, Surrealist double-images are provided by the cocks woven into the landscape and the crocodile formed by the rocks in the background.

July 2007

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