A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917, Volume 2
John Richardson draws on the same combination of lively writing, critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and personal experience which made a bestseller out of the first volume and vividly recreates the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17 - a period during which Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented Cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. And by bringing a fresh light to bear on the artist's often too sensationalised private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man of his paradoxical work. Never before has Picasso's prodigious technique, his incisive vision and not least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.
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Great BookAvis d'utilisateur - Overstock.com
I bought this book for my husband who wanted to read it after seeing the Picasso exhibit at Seattle Art Museum. He loved the book and looking forward to the future volumes.
Review: A Life of Picasso, Vol. 2: The Painter of Modern Life, 1907-1917 (A Life of Picasso #2)Avis d'utilisateur - Eric Huettenmueller - Goodreads
The second book's as great as the first. The sketches and paintings are great. I found myself, in each volume, staring at the pictures then reading. Another great book that should be read for all Picasso fans. Consulter l'avis complet