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.
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.
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.