The Easel

12th March 2019

Dorothea Tanning review: This artist is the surreal deal

Tanning was tagged a surrealist as much because of her marriage to Max Ernst as her work. Surrealism was certainly a reference point for her but a retrospective shows a wide artistic range – abstraction, gothic, pop-like sewn sculptures. Not all these forays were successful but “whatever she made, she gave it a feeling of believable surprise.” More images are here.