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A life of Picasso Vol I & II. 1881-1906, 1907-1917

£14.99

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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.

"A Life of Picasso Volume 1" was hailed as the finest biography of an artist ever published. The book was also shortlisted for the NCR Award. The first volume had strongly emphasised Picasso's Spanish roots from Malaga to Barcelona. The book ended in early 1907 with the 25-year-old Picasso having completed 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', described by Richardson as the most innovative painting since Giotto and the first masterpiece of the twentieth century. The great painting serves as the starting pointing of Volume 2. Volume 2 covers ten pivotal years in Picasso's life, and at its heart is Cubism. The book includes Picasso's relationship with Cocteau, his affair with Fernande Olivier and the influence of women on his art. The book ends as Picasso gets on the train to join Diaghilev in Rome in 1917.

Vol 1 has a torn dust jacket, no inscriptions. BW illustrations.
Vol 2 has No dust jacket, no inscriptions and BW illustrations

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Author(s):
John Richardson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
210 mm x 250 mm 3760g (total weight)
Edition:
1991 VI and 1996 V2.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224030248 & 0224031201
ISBN-13:
9780224031202
Number of pages:
1048
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
A life of Picasso

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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.

"A Life of Picasso Volume 1" was hailed as the finest biography of an artist ever published. The book was also shortlisted for the NCR Award. The first volume had strongly emphasised Picasso's Spanish roots from Malaga to Barcelona. The book ended in early 1907 with the 25-year-old Picasso having completed 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon', described by Richardson as the most innovative painting since Giotto and the first masterpiece of the twentieth century. The great painting serves as the starting pointing of Volume 2. Volume 2 covers ten pivotal years in Picasso's life, and at its heart is Cubism. The book includes Picasso's relationship with Cocteau, his affair with Fernande Olivier and the influence of women on his art. The book ends as Picasso gets on the train to join Diaghilev in Rome in 1917.

Vol 1 has a torn dust jacket, no inscriptions. BW illustrations.
Vol 2 has No dust jacket, no inscriptions and BW illustrations

Author(s):
John Richardson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
210 mm x 250 mm 3760g (total weight)
Edition:
1991 VI and 1996 V2.
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0224030248 & 0224031201
ISBN-13:
9780224031202
Number of pages:
1048
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
A life of Picasso

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