Homage a Jimmy Ernst
17" x 25"
Painted completely within Inkscape - February, 2019
Version #2 was created March, 2022
Printed on off white archive non-bleached archival paper with light texture
February, 2019, we saw an exhibit from Munson-Williams-Proctor Art - shown at Reynolda House in Winston-Salem.
There was a small drawing by Jimmy Ernst that was the initial inspiration for developing this piece.
Ernst clearly worked with a straight edge to create his "painting."
With a computer Homage expands on Ernst's line concept and inserts more playfulness.
Jimmy Ernst is the son of Max Ernst and Luise Straus.
In 1933 the Nazi's SS searched his mother's apartment. He moved to Paris to be with his father.
In 1938, he took refuge in New York. By the 1940's Jimmy Ernst became part of a group of abstract artists.
in case the link fails, below is a jpg file of Jimmy Ernst's piece.
I was fascinated and used the white lines, the black spaces, and the red trapezoid from the lower left side.
I used those ideas as the starting point for my "Homage".
In February, 2020, this painting received an honorable mention award
from Light Space Time - man online international abstract contest with over 1,000 enrollments
May - June, 2020, this painting was included in Mark Arts 2020 Abstract Paintings Exhibit in Wichita, Kansas