Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia

Francis Picabia (°1879 - 1953, France)
Picabia was one of the leaders of the Dada movement in Paris in the 1920s. He used text in his pictures and collages create explicitly scandalous images attacking conventional notions of morality, religion, and law. Figurative imagery was central to Picabia's work from the mid-1920s to the mid-1940s, when he was inspired by Spanish subjects, Renaissance sources, images of monsters, and nudes found in porn magazines. Many of these motifs got united in the Transparency pictures - they are layered and piled on top of each other to provoke confusion and strange associations.

Artworks

Francis Picabia,
Untitled, 1925-1927
Watercolor and pencil on paper.
15,5 x 13,9 cm

Francis Picabia
Sur la plage de Cannes, ca. 1923-1927
Blue ink on paper
270 x 210 mm

Francis Picabia
Sur la Riviera, ca. 1923-1927
Blue ink on paper
250 x 210 mm

Francis Picabia
Untitled (letter with drawing Toreador to Jean Crotti), 1922
Watercolor and ink on paper

Francis Picabia
Untitled (letter-drawing; Espagnole and Toreador), 1922
Ink on paper
278 x 217 mm

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