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PIcabia's Work Exhibited Next to Pieces of Classical Antiquity
By Maria Goldverg
posted: 11-04-11
Francis Picabia, Transparency--Head and Horse, 1930.
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French Dadaist Francis Picabia’s work will be displayed, and contextualized, in conjunction with pieces from classical antiquity as part of an exhibit at Getty Villa called Modern Antiquity: Picasso, de Chirico, Leger, Picabia in the Presence of the Antique.  The show hopes to investigate the scope of classical art in the contemporary landscape defined by the avant-garde creations of the above listed artists.  “Modernism,” according to the co-curator of the exhibition, Jens Daehner, “also influenced how viewers today perceive classical art.”  For example, the show highlights Picabia’s “transparencies,” in which he appropriated images from classical art, such as Roman sculptures and Renaissance paintings, and layered components to create transparent panels.  Picabia worked on these in the 1920s and early 1930s, and several were displayed in the Rosenberg’s apartment--several of them having been commissioned by Leonce Rosenberg.

Be sure to catch these and more at the show in Los Angeles, CA before January 16, 2012 and at Musee Picasso from February 16 to May 20, 2012. 

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