This painting by Francis Picabia was one of my favorites from a recent visit to the Chicago Art Institute. The Queen of Sheba tracings over the Mediterranean landscape look like the cover of a Poets of Rhythm album, or a lost soul-jazz LP.
I also liked “Farm in Duivendrecht,” this 1916 painting by Piet Mondrian.
The painting’s caption says Mondrian (who went on to paint those modern square-and-lines compositions) was inspired by the flat topography of his native Holland. Which all of us here can relate to. To conclude the trio, here’s an image Jenn shot only seven kilometers from that farm, almost a hundred years later.
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i snapped unauthorized pics of those same two captivating paintings on my last art institute visit. those, and this one: http://www.art-for-a-change.com/Express/ex15.htm
I saw some more Picabia in NYC. Funny about the Felixmueller… James actually tracked down Walter Reiner’s grave when he came to Berlin. Had Wolfgang (Monique’s dad) drive him there and they got locked in the cemetery after close before tracking down someone to let them out.