Max Ernst, Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale, 1924. Oil on wood with wood construction. Museum of Modern Art, New York.
In this early Surrealist painting with an intentionally ambiguous title, Ernst used traditional perspective to represent the setting, but the three sketchily rendered figures belong to a dream world.
“When you yell at someone, who hears it more: you or them? You’re only hurting yourself by getting angry. I want to live to be 100. I haven’t raised my voice in 40 years.”