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Francis Picabia

In 1925, Francis Picabia left Paris to move to Mougins on the Mediterranean coast. It was then, more precisely in 1928, that he began his series of “Transparences,” obviously a reference to Surrealism, the artistic movement he joined in 1924. These compositions are painted with several layers of colour superimposed in transparency. In a way as in Surrealistic photography, these paintings accumulate motifs very often inspired by Antiquity and covered with a monochrome veil. Some of Francis Picabia’s works are on display at the Classical Art Museum of Mougins.