Francis Picabia, oil on canvas, 1935

This important Dadaist painter was famous for his intentionally whimsical oeuvre. At first, he instigated some sort of machine cult, realizing his erotic myths about technology. After that, he dedicated himself to a variety of painting styles. He often altered his style, completely abandoning one style for the next. Francis Picabia was referred to as the Columbus of art, but without a compass.

His piece ‘Orion’ concerns the mythological tale of a jealous mother-in-law blinding her all too handsome future son-in-law. The man representing Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ bears a remarkable resemblance to the French writer and art critic André Breton.


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