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A Life of Picasso By John Richardson

A Life of Picasso by John Richardson

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The author introduces material on the artist's early training in religious art, and establishes his passion for Barcelona and Catalan "modernisme". There are also portraits of Apollinaire, Max Jacob and Gertrude Stein who made up "The Picasso Gang". The book won the 1991 Whitbread biography award.

A Life of Picasso Summary

A Life of Picasso: v. 1: 1881-1906 by John Richardson

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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GOR004084258
9780224030243
0224030248
A Life of Picasso: v. 1: 1881-1906 by John Richardson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1991-09-19
548
Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Book of the Year 1991 Winner of Whitbread Book Awards: Biography Category 1991 Short-listed for NCR Book Award 1991
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