On this Day: January 22, 1879 | Birthday of Francis Picabia

22 January 1879: Birthday of Francis Picabia, French painter and poet (d. 1953) (Source)

Francis Picabia, 1919, Danse de Saint-Guy, 104.4 x 84 cm, Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne. Reproduced in The Little Review, Picabia number, Autumn 1922. (Source)

Francis Picabia (French: [fʁɑ̃sis pikabja]: born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia; 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French avant-garde painter, poet and typographist. After experimenting with Impressionism and Pointillism, Picabia became associated with Cubism. His highly abstract planar compositions were colourful and rich in contrasts. He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and in France. He was later briefly associated with Surrealism, but would soon turn his back on the art establishment. (Source)

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I am Volker Schunck and live in Dresden, Germany. First I was an industrial clerk, then I studied theology. Through my engagement with Zen, I became aware of the Christian mysticism. Meanwhile, I go my own way. For me, faith is not a world-view but a being. It is important to me, not to live lost in thought but aware and intensely. For me, this also includes careful handling of other people. The NVC (Nonviolent Communication), which I learned during my training as a mediator, helps me with this.

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