Portrait of Suzanne Romain, by Francis Picabia.⁠ 🎨A

Portrait of Suzanne Romain, by Francis Picabia.⁠ 🎨A

2/27/2021, 7:59:39 PM
Portrait of Suzanne Romain, by Francis Picabia.⁠ 🎨A wonderful portrait of the actress Suzanne Romain, immortalized in an almost-cartoonish aesthetic that is influenced by the Dadaist and surrealist tendencies of the artist. Simple, yet very precise shapes define the physiognomy of the sitter in very few strokes, achieving textural verisimilitude in a great exercise of mastery, particularly in hair and lips. ⁠ 👨‍🎨Francis Picabia (French, 1879-1953) was an avant-garde painter that revolutionized the scene in which he worked and lived. A multidisciplinary artist, his work encompasses many artistic movements in different facets, he displayed great mastery in painting. He began to paint fascinated by impressionism, but with the arrival of the avant-gardes he was introduced to cubism. He cultivated a modern but serious art until Dadaism appeared in his life. With his new hooligan friends he adopted that nihilistic, cold, ironic and destructive tone typical of Dada and became one of the fundamental figures of this movement. In the 1920s, Picabia became interested in surrealism and all kinds of literary references and nods to language began to appear in his work. A multi-faceted artist of a very personal aesthetic that left a stamp of many avant-gardes of his time. ⁠ 📐Height: 41.2 cm (16.2 in). Width: 30 cm (11.7 in). Oil on board, 1943.⁠ 🏛️Private collection.⁠ What do you think about this? Follow @monteroneart for more 🎨! Shop our art collections in the Link in Bio.

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