A painting by Franz Kupka, a Czech avant-garde painter living in Paris.
The painting is a mixture of realism and abstraction. Called The Yellow Scale,
it depicts a portrait, but the painting technique consists of a feast of violent
slashes of yellow impasto. This was a work of the transitional stage of Kupka’s
oeuvre when he moved from an impressionistic style to the world of abstraction.
I LOVE the either extremely bored, annoyed, or just had an orgasm
(with a self rolled cigarette, no doubt) look on the man's face.
His name was Charles Baudelaire, the French decadent poet,
based on one of Nadar’s daguerreotype photographs.