Prostitution Universelle (Universal Prostitution), black ink, tempera, metallic paint on cardboard, 74.5 x 94.2 cm, Yale University Art Gallery
Francis Picabia (1879 – 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. He started experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, and became associated with Cubism. His compositions were colorful and highly rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement. Later in his works he was briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment.
Styles: Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism