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June 27, 2012

FRANCIS PICABIA! JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THERE WERE NO MORE SURREALISTS!

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I fell in love with yet another of the Surrealists! To know me is to know I am totally fickle! If you think, about the idea of shocking someone’s morals and code of ethics via a painting, then you are to understand going from the Cubists to the Surrealists. ┬áThe movements look quite a lot alike, and are

 

 

in fact very similar in their reference to how one sees the world, in a sort of spur of the moment kind of way.  picabia is another that went from the Dadists to Surrealism.

I hope you enjoy this post!

Have a great day!

Love,

Jamie

 

 

Francis Picabia was a French painter, illustrator, designer, writer and editor, who was successively involved with the art movements Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism. He was the son of a Cuban diplomat father and a French mother.

In 1909 he adopted a Cubist style, and, along with Marcel Duchamp, he helped found in 1911 the Section d’Or, a group of Cubist artists. Picabia went on to combine the Cubist style

with its more lyrical variation known as Orphism.

In these early paintings he portrayed assemblages of closely fitted, metallic-looking abstract shapes. As Picabia moved away from Cubism to

 

 

 

Orphism, his colors and shapes became softer.

In 1915 Picabia traveled to New York, where he, Duchamp, and Man Ray began to develop what became known as an American version of Dada.

About 1916 he gave up the Cubist style completely and began to produce the images of satiric, machine like contrivances that are his chief contribution to Dadaism. Their association of mechanistic forms with sexual allusions were successfully shocking satires of bourgeois values.

In 1916 Picabia returned to Europe. He settled in Barcelona, where he published the first issues of his own satiric journal 391 (named in reference to the New York review). In 1921 he renounced Dada on the grounds that it was no longer vital and had lost its capacity to shock.

 

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