Brunidor Portfolio No. 1, Plate 1: Rhabdomancie

(French, 1900–1955)
Support: Wove paper
Platemark: 29.7 x 22.4 cm (11 11/16 x 8 13/16 in.); Sheet: 40.7 x 33 cm (16 x 13 in.)
© Estate of Yves Tanguy / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Catalogue raisonné: Wittrock 13
Edition: 22/70
Location: not on view
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This print is the largest one that Yves Tanguy created.


In his Surrealist compositions, the painter and printmaker Yves Tanguy conjured mysterious forms that seem to float in otherworldly expanses. Although rhabdomancie means dowsing, or searching underground for water, Surrealist titles were not meant to explain content but to set a poetic mood. The three figures in this composition could be involved in the activity of searching; accessing the subconscious played an important role in Tanguy’s artistic practice.
Brunidor Portfolio No. 1, Plate 1: Rhabdomancie

Brunidor Portfolio No. 1, Plate 1: Rhabdomancie


Yves Tanguy, Edition Brunidor, New York

(French, 1900–1955), null
France, 20th century

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