About this work

The Temptation of Saint Anthony

Oil on canvas
47 1/2 x 35 7/8 in.

This painting was created for the Bel Ami International Art Competition, in which paintings of The Temptation of St. Anthony were submitted for a cash prize and inclusion in "Bel Ami," a 1947 Loew-Lewin film based on Guy de Maupassant's novel The Private Affairs of Bel Ami.   Eleven American and European Artists participated, including Ivan Albright, Eugene Berman, Leonora Carrington, Salvador Dalí, Paul Delvaux, Max Ernst, O. Louis Gugliemi, Abraham Rattner, Horace Pippin, Sydney Spencer, and Dorothea Tanning.  The competition was juried by Marcel Duchamp, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., and Sidney Janis, and won by Max Ernst.

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