Francis Picabia | HOW TO SEE the artist with MoMA curator Anne Umland



Among the great modern artists of the past century, Francis Picabia also remains one of the most elusive. In this short film, MoMA curator Anne Umland explains how Picabia vigorously avoided any singular style, and instead found inspiration in painting, poetry, publishing, performance and film.

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Artworks shown, in order:
“Pine Trees, Effect of Sunlight at Saint-Honorat (Cannes)” 1906
“Edtaonisl (ecclésiastique) (Edtaonisl [Ecclesiastic]).” 1913
“Udnie (Jeune fille américaine; danse) (Udnie [Young American Girl; Dance]).” 1913
“Dresseur d’animaux (Animal Trainer).” 1923
“The Cacodylic Eye (L’Oeil cacodylate).” 1921

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