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Max Ernst (French (born Germany), Brühl 1891–1976 Paris)
Date: 1924Accession Number: 2006.32.15
Max Beckmann (German, Leipzig 1884–1950 New York)
Date: 1949Accession Number: 67.187.53a-c
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France )
Date: 1934Accession Number: 1996.403.1
Giorgio de Chirico (Italian (born Greece), Vólos 1888–1978 Rome )
Date: 1913Accession Number: 1996.403.10
Leonora Carrington (Mexican (born England), Clayton Green, Lancashire 1917–2011 Mexico City)
Date: ca. 1937–38Accession Number: 2002.456.1
Constantin Brancusi (French (born Romania), Hobita 1876–1957 Paris)
Date: 1910Accession Number: 49.70.225
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While many painters, sculptors, and designers celebrated the dynamism of the metropolis, others recoiled from the dehumanizing scale, unhealthy congestion, and rampant consumerism of modern urban life. These artists, many of whom felt connected to mystical or metaphysical aspects of nineteenth-century culture, employed art as a means of retreat from the banality and rigor of daily life into the mind and spirit.
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