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  • additional view of artwork by Davis Lisboa
  • additional view of artwork by Davis Lisboa

Robert Filliou #2


Size: 11.8 H x 15.7 W x 1.6 in

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Art Description

Painting: oil on Canvas.


The Davis Lisboa Mini-Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona

Davis Lisboa, "Robert Filliou #2", 2015, oil on canvas, 15,74 x 11,81 x 1,57 in (40 x 30 x 4 cm)

What/who inspired the work?
This work was inspired by the French Fluxus artist Robert Filliou's assemblaje "Autoportrait bien fait, mal fait, pas fait" (Self-portrait well done, badly done, not done), 1973.

What do you hope viewers will feel/ think?
I hope the viewers note the mystery that I tried to communicate in this piece. In "Robert Filliou # 2", the memory of Cândido Portinari's paintings as "Menino With Tabuleiro" (Boy with Board) is remarkable.

On the other hand, the factor this work is an oil painting on canas could be considered a response to Filliou's ideas about the "well done, badly done, not done". I invite you to compare the two works and take out some conclusion.

Why did you choose the medium, subject matter, style?
I chose the oil painting medium because all these works make part of the "The Paintings Section from Davis Museum".

I would like to add something: this work has been carried out very quickly. I've been so lucky to hit the hue of blue, arrangement and rhythm of the strokes without any hesitation. It is very difficult to run a painting at the first strokes, but fortunately it sometimes happens.


The Alejandro Vásquez Herrero Collection, Viladecans, Spain.
The Daniel Marcoux Collection, Montreal, Canada.
The Francesc Torres Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
The Geert De Kegel Collection, Zele, Belgium
The Yellowstone Club Collection, Big Sky, Montana, USA.

Keywords: Paper, Portrait, Blue, Filliou, Paper Hat, Robert, Fluxus, Expressionist, Face, Artist, Hat, Head

Subjects: Portrait

Styles: Portraiture, Modern, Impressionism, Fine Art, Figurative

Mediums: oil

Materials: Canvas

Prints: Portrait Art Prints, Portraiture Art Prints, Modern Art Prints, Impressionism Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Figurative Art Prints, oil Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints

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