"Bloemstilleven tegen gele achtergrond"
Parijs 1879-1953 Parijs
BLOEMSTILLEVEN TEGEN GELE ACHTERGROND
Olieverf op doek
73 x 60 cm.
Gesigneerd: rechts onder 'Picabia'
Herkomst: Particuliere collectie, Amsterdam.
Paris 1879-1953 Paris
FLOWER STILL LIFE
Oil on canvas
73 x 60 cm.
Signed: lower right ‘Picabia’
Provenance: Private collection, Amsterdam
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity of the ‘Comité Picabia’, January 16, 2012.
The French painter Francis Picabia (1879-1953) best known as a Dadaist, his work ranged from Impressionist painting to radical abstraction, from iconoclastic provocation to pseudo-classicism, and from photo-based painting to Art Informel. He studied from 1895 to 1897 at the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.
His early work, shown in 1903 at the Salon d'Automne and the Salon des Indépendants, was in the style of Impressionism. From 1908, fauvistic, pointillist (neo-impressionist), cubist and abstract elements became visible in his work. Because of the large number of times Picabia changed his style - apparently effortlessly - in style, he is considered the prototype of eclecticism.