Max Ernst „The Triumph of Love / False Allegory” (podwójny portret Ernsta i Leonory Carrington), olej na płótnie, 1937. Wystawa „With New Eyes. Surreal Worlds / Visages and Visions”, Staatliche Museen. Berlin 2016
„My childhood outgrown, the tigers and my passion for them faded, but they are still in my dreams. In that underground sea of chaos, they still endure. As I sleep I am drawn into some dream or other, and suddenly I realize that it’s a dream. At those moments, I often think:
This is a dream, a pure diversion of my will, and since I have unlimited power, I am going to bring forth a tiger.
Oh, incompetence! My dreams never seem to engender the creature I so hunger for. The tiger does appear, but it is all dried up, or it’s flimsy-looking, or it has impure vagaries of shape or an unacceptable size, or it’s altogether too ephemeral, or it looks more like a dog or bird than like a tiger”.
Jorge Luis Borges Dreamtigers (fragm.) w: The Maker, 1960