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Life with Picasso

Author : Françoise Gilot,Carlton Lake
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 2019-06-11
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781681373201

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Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot,Carlton Lake Pdf

Françoise Gilot's candid memoir remains the most revealing portrait of Picasso written, and gives fascinating insight into the intense and creative life shared by two modern artists. Françoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso’s two children, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of Picasso’s muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become. Life with Picasso, written with Carlton Lake and published in 1961, is about Picasso the artist and Picasso the man. We hear him talking about painting and sculpture, his life, his career, as well as other artists, both contemporaries and old masters. We glimpse Picasso in his many and volatile moods, dismissing his work, exultant over his work, entertaining his various superstitions, being an anxious father. But Life with Picasso is not only a portrait of a great artist at the height of his fame; it is also a picture of a talented young woman of exacting intelligence at the outset of her own notable career.

The Woman Who Says No

Author : Malte Herwig
Publisher : Greystone Books
Page : 176 pages
File Size : 52,8 Mb
Release : 2016-05-10
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781771642286

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The Woman Who Says No by Malte Herwig Pdf

Pablo Picasso called Françoise Gilot “The Woman Who Says No.” Tiny, talented, and feisty, and an accomplished artist in her own right, Gilot left Picasso after a ten-year relationship, the only woman to escape his intense attentions unscathed. From 2012 to 2014, German journalist and author Malte Herwig dropped by her ateliers in Paris and New York to chat with her about life, love, and art. She shared trenchant observations, her sharp sense of humor, and over ninety years of experience, much of it in the company of men who changed the world: Picasso, Matisse, and her second husband, the famous virologist Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. Never one to stand in the shadows, Gilot engaged with ground-breaking artists and scientists on her own terms, creating from these vital interactions an artistic style all her own, translated into an enormous collection of paintings and drawings held by private collectors and public museums around the world. In her early nineties, she generously shared her hospitality and wisdom with Herwig, who started out as an interviewer but found himself drawn into the role of pupil as Gilot, whom he called “a philosopher of joy,” shared with him different ways of seeing the world.

A Life of Picasso I: The Prodigy

Author : John Richardson
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2007-10-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780375711497

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A Life of Picasso I: The Prodigy by John Richardson Pdf

From the foremost Picasso scholar, the first volume of his Life of Picasso draws on Richardson's close friendship with Picasso, his own diaries, the collaboration of Picasso's widow Jacqueline, and unprecedented access to Picasso's studio and papers to arrive at a profound understanding of the artist and his work. Combining meticulous scholarship with irresistible narrative appeal, this definitive biography of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century details the years 1881-1906, from Picasso's beginnings in Spain to age twenty-five in Paris. With more than 800 extraordinary black-and-white illustrations.

Finding Dora Maar

Author : Brigitte Benkemoun
Publisher : Getty Publications
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2020-05-19
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781606066591

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Finding Dora Maar by Brigitte Benkemoun Pdf

Merging biography, memoir, and cultural history, this compelling book, a bestseller in France, traces the life of Dora Maar (1907–1997) through a serendipitous encounter with the artist’s address book. In search of a replacement for his lost Hermès agenda, Brigitte Benkemoun’s husband buys a vintage diary on eBay. When it arrives, she opens it and finds inside private notes dating back to 1951—twenty pages of phone numbers and addresses for Balthus, Brassaï, André Breton, Jean Cocteau, Paul Éluard, Leonor Fini, Jacqueline Lamba, and other artistic luminaries of the European avant-garde. After realizing that the address book belonged to Dora Maar—Picasso’s famous “Weeping Woman” and a brilliant artist in her own right—Benkemoun embarks on a two-year voyage of discovery to learn more about this provocative, passionate, and enigmatic woman, and the role that each of these figures played in her life. Longlisted for the prestigious literary award Prix Renaudot, Finding Dora Maar is a fascinating and breathtaking portrait of the artist. “Beautifully written and fascinating.”—Paris Match “One of the happy surprises of the end of the literary season.”—Livres Hebdo “A highly moving portrait of the artist.”—Elle (France) This book received support from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States through their publishing assistance program.

Cooking for Picasso

Author : Camille Aubray
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 402 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2016
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780399177651

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Cooking for Picasso by Camille Aubray Pdf

"The French Riviera, spring 1936. It's off-season in the lovely seaside village of Juan-les-Pins, where seventeen-year-old Ondine cooks with her mother in the kitchen of their family-owned Cafe Paradis. A mysterious new patron who's slipped out of Paris and is traveling under a different name has made an unusual request--to have his lunch served to him at the nearby villa he's secretly rented ... Pablo Picasso is at a momentous crossroads in his personal and professional life--and for him, art and women are always entwined ... New York, present day. Caeline, a Hollywood makeup artist who's come home for the holidays, learns from her mother Julie that Grandmother Ondine once cooked for Picasso"--

A Day with Picasso

Author : Billy Kluver
Publisher : MIT Press
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 1999-02-18
Category : Art
ISBN : 0262611473

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A Day with Picasso by Billy Kluver Pdf

In 1978, while collecting documentary photographs of the artists' community in Montparnasse from the first decades of the century, Billy Klüver discovered that some previously unassociated photographs fell into significant groupings. One group in particular, showing Picasso, Max Jacob, Moïse Kisling, Modigliani, and others at the Café de la Rotonde and on Boulevard du Montparnasse, all seemed to have been taken on the same day. The people were wearing the same clothes in each shot and had the same accessories. Their ties were knotted the same way and their collars had the same wrinkles. A total of twenty-four photographs—four rolls of film with six photographs each—were eventually found. With the challenge of identifying the date, photographer, and circumstances, Klüver embarked on an inquiry that would illuminate the minute texture of that time and place. Biographical research into the subjects' lives led Klüver to focus on the summer of 1916 as the likely time the photos were taken. He then measured buildings and plotted angles and lengths of shadows in the photographs to narrow the time frame to a spread of three weeks. Further investigation eventually allowed Klüver to identify the photographer as Jean Cocteau and to determine the day that Cocteau had taken the photographs: August 12, 1916. A computer printout of the sun's positions on that date, obtained from the Bureau des Longitudes, together with the length of the shadows, enabled Klver to calculate the time of day of each photograph, and thus to put them in proper sequence. In a tour de force of art historical research, Klüver then reconstructed a scenario of the events of the four hours depicted in the photographs. With evocative attention to detail—noting when Picasso is no longer carrying an envelope or Max Jacob has acquired a decoration in his lapel—Klüver recreates a single afternoon in the lives of Picasso and friends, a group of remarkable people in early twentieth-century Paris. Besides the central "portfolio" of photographs by Cocteau, the book contains additional photographs and drawings, short biographies of all the subjects, and a historical section on the events and activities in the Paris art world at the time.

Matisse and Picasso

Author : Françoise Gilot
Publisher : Anchor
Page : 339 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1992
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0385422415

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Matisse and Picasso by Françoise Gilot Pdf

A long-time companion of Picasso describes the artistic and personal friendship between two giants of twentieth-century art, capturing the affection, rivalry, and creative interaction of the two geniuses, along with examples of their works

Picasso and Francoise Gilot

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Rizzoli Publications
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 2012-06-26
Category : Art
ISBN : 9780847839230

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Picasso and Francoise Gilot by Anonim Pdf

This publication explores Picasso’s portrayals of life with Gilot and their young family in the decade they spent together. Françoise Gilot was a young budding painter when she met Picasso by chance at a café in 1943. The subsequent ten years spent together was a time of transformation in Picasso’s paintings that coincided with revolutionary inventions in lithography, sculpture, and ceramics. Picasso: L’Epoque Françoise presents for the first time several of Gilot’s paintings and drawings from the period alongside Picasso’s when the young painter was maturing while the elder continued to change the face of modern art. The fully illustrated catalogue includes a historic dialogue between Richardson and Gilot celebrating Picasso’s innovation in every medium during the postwar years of renewal.


Author : Rick Jacobson
Publisher : Tundra Books
Page : 34 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2011-06-14
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781770492639

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Picasso by Rick Jacobson Pdf

Modern art has a language, and when it is learned it opens the door to a lifetime of enjoyment and appreciation. In Picasso: Soul on Fire, Rick Jacobson and Laura Fernandez present more than the story of the painter’s life. By exploring his influences and his creative process, they give young readers the tools with which to understand his work. Picasso was certainly an expert draftsman – his rendering of pigeons’ feet by the time he was eleven was so detailed that his artist father recognized the boy’s genius and stopped painting. But he is remembered for taking art in directions that have made us redefine how we see the world. This beautifully illustrated homage is not only an introduction to one of the most important artists of the last century, but a splendid introduction to modern art.

Who Was Pablo Picasso?

Author : True Kelley,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 112 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2009-10-29
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 9781101151006

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Who Was Pablo Picasso? by True Kelley,Who HQ Pdf

Over a long, turbulent life, Picasso continually discovered new ways of seeing the world and translating it into art. A restless genius, he went through a blue period, a rose period, and a Cubist phase. He made collages, sculptures out of everyday objects, and beautiful ceramic plates. True Kelley's engaging biography is a wonderful introduction to modern art.


Author : Marina Picasso
Publisher : Random House
Page : 144 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2010-12-15
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781409058540

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Picasso by Marina Picasso Pdf

Marina Picasso remembers being six years old and standing awkwardly in front of the gates of Picasso's grand house near Cannes. She was there with her father and eight-year-old brother to collect from her grandfather the weekly allowance that Picasso grudgingly gave his eldest son to support is family. Sometimes they were sent away and on other occasions, the gates would be opened and they would walk into the intimidating, exciting chaos of Picasso's studio to face the man himself and his unpredictable moods. Looking back, Marina can understand why Picasso had so little interest in his grandchildren; but at the time, she and her brother longed for him to love and understand them. Just a few miles away down the Côte d'Azur, they led a hand-to-mouth existence. Her father was a weak man, reliant on his father for everything and her mother lived in her own fantasy world; the family were therefore utterly dependent on Picasso. People assumed they were rich and privileged because they were Picassos and they were to live their lives under the burden of these assumptions. It was this that caused Marina's brother to commit suicide and when her father died Marina found herself in the ironic position of being one of the major heirs to Picasso's estate.

In the Eye of the Wild

Author : Nastassja Martin
Publisher : New York Review of Books
Page : 129 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2021-11-16
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781681375861

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In the Eye of the Wild by Nastassja Martin Pdf

After enduring a vicious bear attack in the Russian Far East's Kamchatka Peninsula, a French anthropologist undergoes a physical and spiritual transformation that forces her to confront the tenuous distinction between animal and human. In the Eye of the Wild begins with an account of the French anthropologist Nastassja Martin’s near fatal run-in with a Kamchatka bear in the mountains of Siberia. Martin’s professional interest is animism; she addresses philosophical questions about the relation of humankind to nature, and in her work she seeks to partake as fully as she can in the lives of the indigenous peoples she studies. Her violent encounter with the bear, however, brings her face-to-face with something entirely beyond her ken—the untamed, the nonhuman, the animal, the wild. In the course of that encounter something in the balance of her world shifts. A change takes place that she must somehow reckon with. Left severely mutilated, dazed with pain, Martin undergoes multiple operations in a provincial Russian hospital, while also being grilled by the secret police. Back in France, she finds herself back on the operating table, a source of new trauma. She realizes that the only thing for her to do is to return to Kamchatka. She must discover what it means to have become, as the Even people call it, medka, a person who is half human, half bear. In the Eye of the Wild is a fascinating, mind-altering book about terror, pain, endurance, and self-transformation, comparable in its intensity of perception and originality of style to J. A. Baker’s classic The Peregrine. Here Nastassja Martin takes us to the farthest limits of human being.

Painting with Picasso

Author : Julie Merberg,Suzanne Bober
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2006-08-17
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN : 0811855058

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Painting with Picasso by Julie Merberg,Suzanne Bober Pdf

New board books in the best-selling Mini Masters series feature beautiful paintings from Cassatt and Picasso and rhyming text introducing budding artists to these famous masters.

A Life of Picasso Volume I

Author : John Richardson
Publisher : Random House
Page : 562 pages
File Size : 42,6 Mb
Release : 2013-01-31
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781409016571

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A Life of Picasso Volume I by John Richardson Pdf

From 1950 to 1962, John Richardson lived near Picasso in France and was a friend of the artist. With a view to writing a biography, the acclaimed art historian kept a diary of their meetings. After Picasso's death, his widow Jacqueline collaborated in the preparation of this work, giving Richardson access to Picasso's studio and papers. Volume one of this extraordinary biography establishes the complexity of Picasso's Spanish roots; his aversion to his native Malaga and his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". Richardson introduces new material on the artist's early training in religious art; re-examines old legends to provide fresh insights into the artistic failures of Picasso's father as an impetus to his sons's triumphs; and includes portraits of Apollinaire, Max Jacob and Gertrude Stein, who made up "The Picasso Gang" in Paris during the "Blue" and "Rose" periods.


Author : Pierre Daix
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 450 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 1994-01
Category : Art
ISBN : 0064302016

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Picasso by Pierre Daix Pdf

Written by an art critic who knew him well for over twenty-five years, this is the most up-to-date and comprehensive one-volume study of Picasso's life and art available. Published in France in 1987, it has been continuously updated and revised by the author since then. Daix's intimate knowledge of Picasso as a man and as an artist has enabled him to consider Picasso's achievements in relation to the events and personalities in his life. Picasso is arguably the greatest artist of the twentieth century, certainly the most prolific, and this examination of the man and his work is more thorough than any other single volume, covering his whole life and providing a detailed, balanced assessment of his important works. Daix has written two fundamental catalogues of Picasso's art and he recently worked with William Rubin on the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition on Picasso, Braque and Cubism. For anyone interested in modern art and the life and art of one of its greatest practitioners, this book is essential reading.