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Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné - Volume 3 (1927-1939)

Francis Picabia - Publisher Mercator - Ouvrage relié - 463 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2019

This publication, the third in an important multi-volume catalogue raisonné of works by the French avant-garde artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953), includes paintings and selected drawings dating from mid-1927 through 1939.

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Model 9789462302488
Artist Francis Picabia
Author William Camfield, Beverley Calté, Candace Clements, Arnauld Pierre
Publisher Mercator
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 463
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 295 x 250
Published 2019

Innovative collage-paintings and flamboyant figural compositions known as “monsters” that dominated Picabia’s output in the mid-1920s gave way to new artistic directions during 1927. The most important of these was an exploration of the concept of transparency in many forms, first through the addition of new elements to his own pre-existing works, then through the elaboration of complex compositions, the so-called “transparencies,” superimposing outlined figures, animals, plants, and other motifs of various origins.

However, Picabia’s characteristic refusal of stylistic consistency endured. His production during this period also encompassed imposing representational compositions with firmly contoured and solidly colored forms, thickly painted topographical landscapes, curvilinear abstractions, and, toward the end, photo-based figural paintings foreshadowing his notorious nudes of the early 1940s.

The authors : Beverley Calté is an independent scholar and current president of the Comité Picabia. William A. Camfield is professor emeritus of art history, Rice University. Candace Clements is an independent art historian. Arnauld Pierre is professor of art history, Université Paris-Sorbonne.

> Francis Picabia catalogue raisonné - Volume 2 (1915-1927)

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