June 13, 1231~ Saint Anthony dies in Padua, Italy

The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Max Ernst

1945 / Oil on Canvas / 43”x51” / Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany

“The Temptation of Saint Anthony” was painted for a competition in 1946 where 12 surrealist and magic realist artists were invited to submit a work to be featured in the film “The Private Affairs of Bel Ami”. The invited painters were Ivan Albright, Eugène Berman, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Louis Guglielmi, Horace Pippin, Abraham Rattner, Stanley Spencer, Dorothea Tanning, Leonor Fini, and Max Ernst, who won the competition. All contestants except Fini delivered a painting. The judges were Marcel Duchamp, Alfred H. Barr Jr., and Sidney Janis.

Temptations~ http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton/2015/04/20/temptations/
Portraits of a Desert Father: Surrealist Contributions to the St. Anthony Tradition~

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Previous June 13 posts:

Pride Month~ June 13

Christo (June 13, 1935) & Jeanne-Claude (June 13, 1935–Nov. 18, 2009)

Artist Birthday Quiz for 6/13~

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