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A life of Picasso

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Book in Great Condition except for plastic dust jacket has a small tear
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From 1950 to 1962, the author lived near Picasso in France and was a friend of the artist. With a view to writing a biography, the art historian kept a diary of their meetings. After Picasso's death, his widow Jacqueline collaborated in the preparation of this work, giving the author access to the artist's studio and papers.;Volume one of this four volume biography establishes the complexity of Picasso's Spanish roots; his aversion to his native Malaga and his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". The author 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. The author was awarded the 1991 Whitbread Biography of the year Award for this book. award.

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Author(s):
John Richardson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224030248
ISBN-13:
9780224030243
Number of pages:
546
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
A life of Picasso

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Book in Great Condition except for plastic dust jacket has a small tear
(Non Libary Book)

From 1950 to 1962, the author lived near Picasso in France and was a friend of the artist. With a view to writing a biography, the art historian kept a diary of their meetings. After Picasso's death, his widow Jacqueline collaborated in the preparation of this work, giving the author access to the artist's studio and papers.;Volume one of this four volume biography establishes the complexity of Picasso's Spanish roots; his aversion to his native Malaga and his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". The author 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. The author was awarded the 1991 Whitbread Biography of the year Award for this book. award.

Author(s):
John Richardson
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224030248
ISBN-13:
9780224030243
Number of pages:
546
Publisher:
Cape
Title:
A life of Picasso

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