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Paysage avec nuages roses

Yves Tanguy (in 1928)

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen acquired this painting for the surrealist collection in 2007. It is the first work of Tanguy in a public collection in the Netherlands. This painting by Tanguy is part of a series of twelve works commissioned by André Breton, the founder of the surrealist movement. Tanguy would receive a fixed salary if he produced 12 paintings a year; these paintings then went to Breton who sold them. Tanguy, however, only painted eight and Breton terminated the contract. The painting shows a nocturnal landscape in a silent, mysterious atmosphere in which various shell-like and other organic shapes can be found. A nocturnal landscape is exceptional in Tanguy's work.


Title Paysage avec nuages roses
Material and technique Oil on canvas
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 03
Dimensions (general) Height : 81 cm
Width : 65 cm
Makers Painter: Yves Tanguy
Accession number 3577 (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: de BankGiro Loterij, de Vereniging Rembrandt, het Mondriaan Fonds, VSBfonds, het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Zuid-Holland en het Breeman Talle Fonds, alsmede dankzij de steun van tientallen particulieren en bedrijven die via het benefietgaladiner (28 september 2007) middelen ter beschikking hebben gesteld 2007
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 10-10-2007
Age maker About 28 years old
Exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Een paraplu, een naaimachine en een ontleedtafel. Surrealisme à la Dalí in Rotterdam. (2013)
Collectie - surrealisme (2017)
Material Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object

All about the maker

Yves Tanguy

Parijs 1900 - Woodbury 1955

Yves Tanguy was a self-taught artist who came into contact with André Breton and other surrealist artists in 1925 in Paris. Tanguy quickly developed his own wa..