Bronze, brass, and copper wire
Overall: 48.2 x 43.8 x 25.4 cm (19 x 17 1/4 x 10 in.)
Gift of Henry Steinberg in memory of his wife, Lillian B. Steinberg 1984.193
Buñuel’s sculptural tableau evokes his interests in the subconscious and the absurdity of life, which he explored with fellow artist friends and mentors including Alexander Calder, Orson Welles, and his own father, filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Les Insectes Nocturnes (the nocturnal insects) draws upon notions existentialism: the abstract insects placed upon the stage-like platform may represent human beings endlessly performing the banal routines of modern life.
The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
Request a digital file from Image Services that is not available through CC0, a detail image, or any image with a color bar. If you have questions about requesting an image, please email email@example.com.