Life with Picasso
Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1964 - 373 pages
Francoise Gilot met Picasso during the German occupation of Paris, she was twenty-one, he was sixty-two. For nearly a decade, Gilot shared her life with this giant of the art world, giving birth to two of his children, working as his model, and sharing his world. This uniquely candid and vivid memoir takes readers behind the Piccasso legend to meet the man.
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Genevieve answered his question. "Francoise is a Florentine virgin," she said. "
But not the usual kind," Cuny added. "A secularized virgin." Everybody laughed. "
All the more interesting if she's not the ordinary kind," Picasso said. "But what do
I tried to protest, but he didn't want any company, not even a pretty girl like
Genevieve. From the start it was apparent that they couldn't get along. Pablo's
ribbing, which he spared no one, didn't go down with Genevieve. She had been
that the only reasonable, decent, sane thing to do, the only way to save, if not my
skin at least my soul (Genevieve had always been more amenable to the nuns'
teachings than I, during our days at boarding school), was for me to leave with
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - bakersfieldbarbara - LibraryThing
An interesting book, but I kept wondering how Ms Gilot remembered all of what she wrote about. Did she take notes, knowing one day that she would write a book about her life with Picasso? If all of ... Consulter l'avis complet
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