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Dorothea Tanning

A Little Night Music

A Little Night Music, Dorothea Tanning
A Little Night Music, zoomed in
40.7 cmA Little Night Music scale comparison61.0 cm
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A Little Night Music (Eine Kleine Nachtmusik) is a Surrealist Oil on Canvas Painting created by Dorothea Tanning in 1943. It lives at the Tate Modern in London. The image is © DACS, 2019, and used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged Children, Flowers and Metaphysical Artwork. Source

‘It’s about confrontation. Everyone believes he/she is his/her drama. While they don’t always have giant sunflowers (most aggressive of flowers) to contend with, there are always stairways, hallways, even very private theatres where the suffocations and the finalities are being played out, the blood red carpet or cruel yellows, the attacker, the delighted victim....’

— Dorothea Tanning, Letter to Jennifer Mundy, 1999

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