Fine Art Friday: Angel of Hearth and Home


Kirby's drawing of Darius Drumm as the Angel of Death always reminded me of Max Ernst's terrifying and prophetic masterpiece, The Angel of Hearth and Home. Ernst - another of my own heroes- is very much Kirby's counterpart in the fine art world. I saw his retrospective at the Met and left in tears. Like Kirby, Ernst saw the horrors of war first hand and it changed his art forever. Like Kirby, Ernst was influenced by esoteric topics, alchemy in this case.

Interestingly, both men were collage enthusiasts as well.

4 comments:

  1. just bought Kirby's Silver Star for the library (reviewed in Library Journal),looking forward to checking it out

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  2. Maybe one day I'll do a post about how much I love libraries...

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  3. That picture above is not not "The Angel of Hearth and Home"... But it is Max Ernst though..

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  4. It was renamed Fireside Angel, it's true. It is merely a revision of the original AHH with a synonymous title. But it's the same image.

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