A series of powers are at work within the great stream of Expressionism who have no outward similarity to one another but a common direction of thrust, namely the intention to give expression to things of the psyche [Seelisches] through form alone.
In a newspaper review of "Rhenish Expressionists" in Bonn (1913), as quoted in Expressionism (2004) by Norbert Wolf
The artist is a spectator, indifferent or impassioned, at the birth of his work, and observes the phases of its development.Max Ernst
Collage is a supersensitive and scrupulously accurate instrument, similar to a seismograph, which is able to record the exact amount of the possibility of human happiness at any period.Max Ernst
The 2nd of April (1891) at 9:45 a.m. Max Ernst had his first contact with the sensible world, when he came out of the egg which his mother had laid in an eagle's nest and which the bird had brooded for seven years.Max Ernst
Max Ernst died the 1st of August 1914. He resuscitated the 11th of November 1918 as a young man aspiring to become a magician and to find the myth of his time.Max Ernst