This strange piece is part a self-portrait, and part a portrait of my favorite painter, Francis Picabia.
He was one of the early major figures of the Dada movement in the United States and France, so obviously he is dead.
The idea of my artwork is to reflect his reincarnation, shaped into a woman's body, reclaiming the Dada movement for the Women.
The Dadaists were a very exclusive group of people, either women and men, however Art History only shows a small part of the involvement by female community.
And it was a big movement for women artists who expressed themselves with no limits in a multitalented, multidisciplinary manner yet not enough to be recognized nowadays...
How sad that only male artists are taught in schools, at least in my time. Not anymore!
If you are interested to find out more about "Dada for Women" check out the list below.
Amazing women artists that fused painting, collage, and language in their unique and complex compositions.
Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven