Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Francis Picabia

This piece of work is called First Meeting by Francis Picabia. Picabia was a jack of all trades. He experimented with various styles. He was an avant-garde painter, poet, and into typography. After experimenting with impressionism and pointillism, he really became known for his cubism. He was one of the major figures in the Dada movement. I really enjoyed this painting because I liked the guy's nose and his puckered lips. I thought it was an interesting way to paint the lips and the dramatic, doll like eye. I also liked the shading he did on the faces. I also enjoyed the details on the jacket and hair. My attention immediately went to the blue sweater because everything else remained in monotone colors.

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