Description : "The best biography of Picasso."—Kenneth Clark Patrick O'Brian's outstanding biography of Picasso is here available in paperback for the first time. It is the most comprehensive yet written, and the only biography fully to appreciate the distinctly Mediterranean origins of Picasso's character and art. Everything about Picasso, except his physical stature, was on an enormous scale. No painter of the first rank has been so awe-inspiringly productive. No painter of any rank has made so much money. A few painters have rivaled his life span of ninety years, but none has attracted so avid, so insatiable, a public interest. Patrick O'Brian knew Picasso sufficiently well to have a strong sense of his personality. The man that emerges from this scholarly, passionate, and brilliantly written biography is one of many contradictions: hard and tender, mean and generous, affectionate and cold, private despite the relish of his fame. In his later years he professed communism, yet in O'Brian's view retained to the end of his life a residual Catholic outlook. Not that such matters were allowed to interfere with his vigorous sensuality. Sex and money, eating and drinking, friends and quarrels, comedies and tragedies, suicides and wars tumble one another in the vast chaos of his experience. he was "a man almost as lonely as the sun, but one who glowed with much the same fierce, burning life." It is with that impression of its subject that this book leaves its readers.
Description : "Intimate, yet objective; comprehensive, yet enthralling; this biography of the greatest artists of our century will rank with Vasari in the annals of European painting."--Sir Herbert Read "Authoritative and a good read." --Daily Mail
Description : A study of Picasso's life and art by one of the artist's intimates considers the painter's achievements in relation to the events and personalities of his life and examines his most important works. National ad/promo.
Description : "She was to be Picasso's lover and muse for seven years. In that time she photographed him at work and play, in the studio and on the beach, alone or with friends such as Man Ray, Andre Breton, Jacqueline Lamba and Paul Eluard. In early 1957 she created a unique photographic record of the painting of Guernica, Picasso's searing protest against the carnage of the Spanish Civil War. Dora's own features were immortalized in the lamp-bearing woman in Guernica and in the harrowing distortions of the Weeping Woman, the image in which Picasso achieved his most acute expression of the public and private anguish of those years.".
Description : He transformed the whole face of art. His appetite for invention was insatiable. Even though he spent most of his life in France, in many ways Pablo Picasso never left Spain. His art and his soul remained deeply rooted in the 19th century culture of his homeland. For more interesting facts you must read his biography. Grab your biography book now!
Description : An artistic analysis of Picasso's 1909 portraits, published to coincide with a major exhibition, discusses his seemingly obsessive drive to resolve issues in his portraitures of companion Fernande Olivier and the impact of Cubanism's invention on his work. (Fine Arts)
Description : An innovative history and critical account mapping the ways artistsand their works have engaged with, and offered commentary on,modern spectacle in both capitalist and socialist modernism overthe past ninety years. Focuses on artists whose work expresses the concept ofrevolutionary social transformation Provides a strong historical narrative that adds structure andclarity Features a cogent and innovative critique of contemporary artand institutions Covers 100 years of art from Vladimir Tatlin’sconstructivist ‘Monument to the Third International’,to Picasso’s late 1940s commitment to Communism, to theUnilever Series sponsored Large Artworks installed atLondon’s Tate Modern since 2000. Includes the only substantial account in print of John Lennonand Yoko Ono’s 1969 Montreal ‘Bed-in’ Offers an accessible description and interpretation ofDebord’s ‘society of the spectacle’ theory
Description : A three-volume study of the life and work of Pablo Picasso captures the artist from his early life in Málaga and Barcelona, through his revolutionary Cubist period, to the height of his talent in prewar Europe.
Description : 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.