Superimposed, Francis Picabia

"Mélibée" by Francis Picabia
“Mélibée” by Francis Picabia

I’ve been coming across a lot of work by Francis Picabia that I was previously unfamiliar with. I knew who he was, but had really only seen his early Dada work and mechanical/machine inspired paintings (like the first couple of images below) until recently. I liked the work I’d seen, but didn’t really pay too much attention.

Well, Picabia has a new exhibit at the MoMA called “Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction” and I have a whole new appreciation for his work. I haven’t been to the show in person, but I am very impressed by the reproductions of Picabia’s work that I’ve seen, and the reviews that I’ve read. I especially enjoy the work I was unfamiliar with… all of these beautiful superimposed image paintings. Love ’em!

Didn’t think I’d be posting for a little bit, but definitely wanted to save and share these images.

"Machines Turn Quickly", by Francis Picabia, 1917
“Machines Turn Quickly”, by Francis Picabia, 1917

 

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"Sphinx", by Francis Picabia
“Sphinx”, by Francis Picabia

 

"Uncana", by Francis Picabia
“Uncana”, by Francis Picabia

 

"Salome", by Francis Picabia, 1930
“Salome”, by Francis Picabia, 1930

 

"Transparence", Francis Picabia, 1932
“Transparence”, Francis Picabia, 1932

 

"The Athenaeum - Dispar", Francis Picabia
“The Athenaeum – Dispar”, Francis Picabia

 

"The Dance", Francis Picabia, 1922-24
“The Dance”, Francis Picabia, 1922-24

 

"Gemini", Francis Picabia
“Gemini”, Francis Picabia

 

"Salicis", Francis Picabia
“Salicis”, Francis Picabia

 

"The Athenaeum - Lotruli - Visage de Olga", Francis Picabia
“The Athenaeum – Lotruli – Visage de Olga”, Francis Picabia

 

"Femme Fleur", Francis Picabia
“Femme Fleur”, Francis Picabia

 

"Edulis", Francis Picabia
“Edulis”, Francis Picabia

 

"Adam and Eve", Francis Picabia
“Adam and Eve”, Francis Picabia

 

"Lodola", Francis Picabia
“Lodola”, Francis Picabia

 

"Catax", Francis Picabia,1929
“Catax”, Francis Picabia,1929

Pavel Tchelitchew

"Anatomical Painting" by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1946
“Anatomical Painting” by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1946

 

Today I’m going to post a number of paintings by Russian born painter, Pavel Tchelitchew. So awesome, I’d like to post every picture of his that I can find. But, maybe I’ll just add additional posts dedicated to his work later instead.

Love ’em!

"Head of Gold" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Head of Gold” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Green Lion" by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1942
“Green Lion” by Pavel Tchelitchew, 1942

 

"Interior Landscape" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Interior Landscape” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Golden Leaf" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Golden Leaf” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Childhood of Orson" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Childhood of Orson” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Untitled" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Untitled” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Costume" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Costume” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"Cave of Sleep" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“Cave of Sleep” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

"The Muscle System" by Pavel Tchelitchew
“The Muscle System” by Pavel Tchelitchew

 

By Pavel Tchelitchew
By Pavel Tchelitchew

Lucian Freud’s Hotel Bedroom & A Couple Portraits

Hotel Bedroom – 1954

Kind of a quick post today, but I thought I’d upload some of the pictures I’ve been looking at. I’m not especially drawn to Lucian Freud‘s work, although I do like a lot of it, especially from the 40s and 50s. There is a certain distorted realism in many of his pictures that I keep thinking about, and the Hotel Bedroom above and the portraits below are great examples. I don’t know what I feel about these, but they do keep me looking.

Girl in a Dark Dress – 1951

Girl in a Dark Jacket – 1947