Picabia's 'Mechanical Expression' and the Demise of the Object

Bohn, Willard
December 1985
Art Bulletin;Dec85, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p673
Academic Journal
Focuses on Francis Picabia's watercolor painting 'Mechanical Expression Seen Through Our Own Mechanical Expression.' Symbolism used for the concrete object; Description of the symbolic dimension created by an objective representation of the object; Dimension introduced by the title.


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