Art

The Round Elephant

“Celebes,” by Max Ernst.

“Celebes” is a 1921 painting by the German Dadaist Max Ernst, in which he depicts his vision of an elephant as a big cauldron with legs. A headless nude woman stands in front of it. Up in the clouds, there’s a school of fish.

This mechanical creature derives from a photograph of a Sudanese corn bin.

A Sudanese corn bin.
A Sudanese corn bin.
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