DOROTHEA TANNING (1910 – 2012)


This website aims to serve as an introduction and tribute
to Dorothea Tanning’s extraordinary life and work as both
a visual artist and a poet.  It is an ongoing project of
The Dorothea Tanning Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving the artist’s legacy.
 

Upcoming Exhibitions


  "The Great Mother," 
  an exhibition organized by
  Fondazione Nicola Trussardi
  in conjunction with the 2015
  World Expo, will open at the
  Palazzo Reale in Milan on August 26 and run through November 15, 2015.  It will feature the painting Rapture (1945).

 
  "Cherchez la femme:
  Women and Surrealism"
 
  will be held at Sotheby's
  New York from 
  September 15 through
  October 17, 2015.  It will include 
  The Magic Flower Game (1941)
  a painting that has been out of 
  the public eye since the 1940s.


  “The Conjured Life: Surrealism
  from the MCA Collection”
 will
  present an opportunity to see 
  Nue endormie (Sleeping Nude) 
  (1954)
 at the Museum of
  Contemporary Art Chicago,
  November 21, 2015 - June 5,
  2016
. 
    

Lost Paintings


  We are looking for information
  about a number of paintings
  in the effort to fully document
  Dorothea Tanning's work for a
  catalogue raisonné.  If you have 
  seen this painting, 
  Concerning Wishes (1942)
  please contact us.



 

 

 

 





 


Birthday, 1942
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<i>Birthday</i>
Murmurs, 1976
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<i>Murmurs</i>
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1943
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<i>Eine Kleine Nachtmusik</i>
Insomnies (Insomnias), 1957
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<i>Insomnies (Insomnias)</i>
On Avalon, 1987
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<i>On Avalon</i>
Pictor mysteriosa (Burnt Umbrage), 1997
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<i>Pictor mysteriosa (Burnt Umbrage)</i>
Dionysos SOS, 1989
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<i>Dionysos SOS</i>
Reality, 1973
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<i>Reality</i>
Notes for an Apocalypse, 1978
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<i>Notes for an Apocalypse</i>
Tableau vivant (Living Picture), 1954
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<i>Tableau vivant (Living Picture)</i>
Far From, 1964
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<i>Far From</i>
De quel amour (By What Love), 1969
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<i>De quel amour (By What Love)</i>
Still in the Studio, 1979
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<i>Still in the Studio</i>
Un tissu de songes (Web of Dreams), 1993
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<i>Un tissu de songes (Web of Dreams)</i>
Self-Portrait, 1944
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<i>Self-Portrait</i>
Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202 (Poppy Hotel, Room 202), 1973
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<i>Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202 (Poppy Hotel, Room 202)</i>
Même les jeunes filles (Even the Young Girls), 1966
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<i>Même les jeunes filles (Even the Young Girls)</i>
Étreinte, 1969
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<i>Étreinte</i>
Death and the Maiden, 1953
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<i>Death and the Maiden</i>
Evening in Sedona, 1976
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<i>Evening in Sedona</i>
Chiens de Cythère (Dogs of Cythera), 1963
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<i>Chiens de Cythère (Dogs of Cythera)</i>
Interior with Sudden Joy, 1951
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<i>Interior with Sudden Joy</i>
Maternity, 1947
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<i>Maternity</i>
Portefeuille (Pocketbook), 1946
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<i>Portefeuille (Pocketbook)</i>
Woman Artist, Nude, Standing, 1987
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<i>Woman Artist, Nude, Standing</i>
Children's Games, 1942
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<i>Children's Games</i>
Musical Chairs, 1951
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<i>Musical Chairs</i>
L'Education sentimentale (Sentimental Education), 1988
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<i>L'Education sentimentale (Sentimental Education)</i>
Heartless, 1980
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<i>Heartless</i>
Xmas, 1969
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<i>Xmas</i>
On Time Off Time, 1948
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<i>On Time Off Time</i>
Door 84, 1984
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<i>Door 84</i>
Autumn, 1988
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<i>Autumn</i>
Daughters, 1983
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<i>Daughters</i>
Portrait of Muriel Levy, 1943
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<i>Portrait of Muriel Levy</i>
Portrait de famille (Family Portrait), 1977
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<i>Portrait de famille (Family Portrait)</i>
Portrait de famille (Family Portrait), 1954
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<i>Portrait de famille (Family Portrait)</i>
The Mirror, 1951
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<i>The Mirror</i>
Palaestra, 1947
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<i>Palaestra</i>
Canapé en temps de pluie (Rainy-Day Canapé), 1970
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<i>Canapé en temps de pluie (Rainy-Day Canapé)</i>
The Truth About Comets, 1945
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<i>The Truth About Comets</i>
I, 1986
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<i>I</i>
To Climb a Ladder, 1987
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<i>To Climb a Ladder</i>
Intérieur (Interior), 1953
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<i>Intérieur (Interior)</i>
Voltage, 1942
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<i>Voltage</i>
Le Soir à Saragosse (Evening in Saragossa), 1965
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<i>Le Soir à Saragosse (Evening in Saragossa)</i>
L'Heure mauve (The Mauve Hour), 1965
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<i>L'Heure mauve (The Mauve Hour)</i>
Endgame, 1944
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<i>Endgame</i>
The Guest Room, 1952
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<i>The Guest Room</i>
Nue endormie (Sleeping Nude), 1954
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<i>Nue endormie (Sleeping Nude)</i>
Guardian Angels, 1946
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<i>Guardian Angels</i>
Pelote d'épingles pouvant servir de fétiche (Pincushion to Serve as Fetish), 1965
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<i>Pelote d'épingles pouvant servir de fétiche (Pincushion to Serve as Fetish)</i>
Tango, 1939
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<i>Tango</i>
Tango, 1989
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<i>Tango</i>
Tango Lives, 1977
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<i>Tango Lives</i>
Nue couchée (Reclining Nude), 1970
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<i>Nue couchée (Reclining Nude)</i>
Avatar, 1947
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<i>Avatar</i>
Dimanche après-midi (Sunday Afternoon), 1953
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<i>Dimanche après-midi (Sunday Afternoon)</i>
A Parisian Afternoon (Hôtel du Pavot), 1942
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<i>A Parisian Afternoon (Hôtel du Pavot)</i>
Between Lives, 1989
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<i>Between Lives</i>
A Mrs. Radcliffe Called Today, 1944
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<i>A Mrs. Radcliffe Called Today</i>
L'Inspiration vient en peignant  (Inspiration Comes in Painting), 1973
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<i>L'Inspiration vient en peignant  </i><i>(Inspiration Comes in Painting)</i>
Wall figure from Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202, 1973
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<i>Wall figure </i>from <i>Hôtel du Pavot, Chambre 202</i>
To the Rescue, 1965
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<i>To the Rescue</i>
Pour Gustave l'adoré, 1974
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<i>Pour Gustave  l'adoré</i>
Kenningar, 1961
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<i>Kenningar</i>
Convolotus alchemelia (Quiet-willow window), 1998
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<i>Convolotus alchemelia (Quiet-willow window)</i>