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Max Ernst - The Entire City | "A crumbling city looms oppressively below the ring-shaped moon. [...] The ruined cityscape was created using a technique that Ernst called ‘grattage’ (scraping). It involved placing the canvas over planks of wood or other textured surfaces, then scraping paint across it. The shapes that emerged formed the basis of the image. Grattage was one of a number of techniques that Surrealist artists explored as a way of letting a chance element into their work."
Sir Roland Penrose, ‘Portrait’ 1939 | "When submitted for an exhibition at the Royal Academy in 1940, Portrait was rejected because the organizers considered some words offensive (presumably 'arse'). In its place, Penrose submitted a painting of a group of hands, which were later discovered to spell 'SHIT' in sign language."