This and That: Francis Picabia and Jasmine Zelaya

by Courtney Thomas June 26, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Flowers

A painting of two figures embracing. Each figure has an afro, and is decorated by a flower patterned motif.

Jasmine Zelaya, “Detroit Red,” Fall 2020, Public art installation on Rice University’s Semi- Permanent Structures for the Moody Center of the Arts. Photo: Nash Baker


A painting featuring two figures embracing. The entire picture is covered in flower-looking motifs.

Francis Picabia, “Spring (Printemps),” ca. 1937-1938/1943, oil on plywood. Menil Collection, © Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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