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A Life Of Picasso Volume III By John Richardson

A Life Of Picasso Volume III by John Richardson

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Drawing on exhaustive research from interviews and unpublished archival material, John Richardson has produced the long-awaited third volume of the definitive biography, full of original, groundbreaking new insights into Picasso's life and work.

A Life Of Picasso Volume III Summary

A Life Of Picasso Volume III: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 by John Richardson

Drawing on exhaustive research from interviews and unpublished archival material, John Richardson has produced the long-awaited third volume of the definitive biography, full of original, groundbreaking new insights into Picasso's life and work. His lively and incisive analysis of the work meshes seamlessly with the rich and detailed narrative of this complex and sensual life. The Triumphant Years reveals Picasso at the height of his powers, producing not only the costumes and sets for such Diaghilev Ballets Russes productions as Parade and Tricorne but some of his most important sculpture and paintings. These are tumultuous years, Picasso torn between marital respectability with Olga, the Russian ballerina who was his first wife, and the erotic passion of his mistress, Marie-Therese.

Rome and Naples would inspire the classicism in Picasso's work of the early twenties and Richardson reveals how the mercurial, witty Cocteau introduced him to the aristocratic and artistic world of Paris, including the de Noailles art patrons who backed the surrealist films of Bunuel and Dali. Picasso was amused by Tristan Tzara and the Dadaists but resisted the advances of Andre Breton and the Surrealists. Sara and Gerald Murphy, whom he met in the south of France, would introduce him to Hemingway and Fitzgerald.

With The Triumphant Years, Richardson has written a masterful and compelling biography full of valuable and intriguing research about the most important artist of the twentieth century.

About John Richardson

John Richardson worked for Christie's in New York, has written books on Manet and Braque, and has been a contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and Vanity Fair. The first volume of his Life of Picasso won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award in 1991. In 1993 he was made a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. In 1994-95 he served as the Slade Professor of Art at Oxford University. He lives between Connecticut and New York City.

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GOR002960733
9780224031219
022403121X
A Life Of Picasso Volume III: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932 by John Richardson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2007-11-01
608
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1991 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1991 Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Biography 2008
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