The Temptation of St. Anthony — Dorothea Tanning

The Temptation of St. Anthony, 1946 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

Some Roses and Their Phantoms — Dorothea Tanning

Some Roses and Their Phantoms 1952 by Dorothea Tanning born 1910

Some Roses and Their Phantoms, 1952 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

“All Hallow’s Eve” — Dorothea Tanning

“All Hallow’s Eve”


Dorothea Tanning

Be perfect, make it otherwise.
Yesterday is torn in shreds.
Lightning’s thousand sulfur eyes
Rip apart the breathing beds.
Hear bones crack and pulverize.
Doom creeps in on rubber treads.
Countless overwrought housewives,
Minds unraveling like threads,
Try lipstick shades to tranquilize
Fears of age and general dreads.
Sit tight, be perfect, swat the spies,
Don’t take faucets for fountainheads.
Drink tasty antidotes. Otherwise
You and the werewolf: newlyweds.


A Very Happy Picture (Un tableau très heureux) — Dorothea Tanning


A Very Happy Picture (Un tableau très heureux), 1945 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

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Death and the Maiden — Dorothea Tanning

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Death and the Maiden, 1953 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

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The Truth About Comets — Dorothea Tanning


The Truth About Comets, 1945 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

Voltage — Dorothea Tanning


Voltage, 1942 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

Birthday — Dorothea Tanning


Birthday, 1942 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012)

The Guest Room — Dorothea Tanning

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The Guest Room, 1950-52 by Dorothea Tanning (1910-2012).

Notes for an Apocalypse — Dorothea Tanning


The Magic Flower Game — Dorothea Tanning


Birthday — Dorothea Tanning


Far From — Dorothea Tanning

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik — Dorothea Tanning

Birthday — Dorothea Tanning