Top Ten Paintings by Yves Tanguy

Top Ten Paintings by Yves Tanguy

       Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy was born on January 5, 1900 in Paris, France, as the son of a retired navy captain. His parents were both of Breton origin. After his father’s death in 1908, his mother moved back to her native Locronan, Finistère, and he ended up spending much of his youth living with various relatives. In 1918, Yves Tanguy briefly joined the merchant navy before being drafted into the Army, where he befriended Jacques Prévert. At the end of his military service in 1922, he returned to Paris, where he worked various odd jobs. By chance, he stumbled upon a painting by Giorgio de Chirico and was so deeply impressed he resolved to become a painter himself in spite of his complete lack of formal training.

  1. Reply to Red (1943)

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  2. Through Birds, Through Fire and Not Through Glass (1943)

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  3. Hands and Gloves (1946)

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  4. Indefinite Divisibility (1942)

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  5. Shadow Country (1927)
    Shadow Country
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  6. Fear (1949)

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  7. The Ribbon of Extremes (1932)

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  8. Death Watching the Family (1927)
    Death Watching the Family
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  9. The Invisibles (1951)
    The Invisibles
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  10. The Absent Lady (1942)
    The Absent Lady
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  11. My Life White and Black (1944)
    My Life White and Black
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  12. The Sun in Its Jewel Case (1937)
    The Sun in Its Jewel Case
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  13. The Dark Garden (1928)
    The Dark Garden
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  14. The Hand in the Clouds (1927)
    The Hand in the Clouds
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  15. Tomorrow (1938)
    Tomorrow
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  16. I Came Like I Promised (1926)

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  17. Blue Bed (1929)
    Blue Bed
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  18. Outside (1929)
    Outside
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  19. Mama, Papa Is Wounded! (1927)
    Mama, Papa Is Wounded!
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  20. Multiplication of the Arcs (1954)

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  21. Drawing (1952)
    Drawing
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  22. Links: Paintings, Top Ten Surrealist Painters, Top Ten Surrealist Paintings, http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/Yves_Tanguy/,