paint-the-pictures

Francis Picabia, Very Rare Picture on the Earth, 1915, oil and metallic paint on board, silver and gold leaf on wood, 125.7 x 97.8 cm, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Source

This is one of Francis Picabia’s earliest ‘mechanomorphic’ works, according to Lucy Flint of the Guggenheim. The machine presented in Very Rare Picture on the Earth is depicted as a somewhat confrontational portrait. There is something undeniably human-facelike about its composition, I would say.