Francis Picabia


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Francis Picabia (born Francis-Marie Martinez de Picabia, 22 January 1879 – 30 November 1953) was a French painter, poet, and typographist, associated with Cubism, Abstract art, Dada and Surrealism. more »

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  • ''My arse contemplates those who talk behind my back.''
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," ed. Rémy Hall (1990). 391, no. 15 (July 10. 1921).
  • ''Knowledge is ancient error reflecting on its youth.''
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. In Yes No: Poems and Sayings, "Sayings," trans. by Rémy Hall (1990). 491 (Paris, March 4, 194...
  • ''The essence of a man is found in his faults.''
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol. 2, "1950-1953," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978)....
  • ''Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.''
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol. 2, "1950-1953," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978)....
  • ''Youth doesn't reason, it acts. The old man reasons and would like to make the others act in his place.''
    Francis Picabia (1878-1953), French painter, poet. repr. in Écrits, vol 2, "1925-1932," eds. Olivier Revault d'Allones and Dominique Bouissou (1978). ...
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