Online publication: Francis Picabia: Materials and Techniques

Posted on Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:28

This online publication from the Museum of Modern Art, New York,  features twelve richly illustrated essays by an international group of conservators and curators and is available for free download. See relevant links on the right.►

This publication builds on the unique opportunity for technical study occasioned by the exhibition 'Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction', organized by MoMA and the Kunsthaus Zurich which brought together over 200 works, and provided an overview of Picabia's unruly genius as manifested over the course of a fifty-plus-year career.  Each individual object essay is complemented by a wealth of technical illustrations, including x-rays, ultraviolet, infrared, and raking light images. A selected bibliography is included for readers who wish to delve deeper into the technical and historical literature on the artist.