Life with Picasso
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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Chief among the gray eminences was the chauffeur Marcel. When I first saw
Marcel, he was about fifty years old, a Norman with the head of a Roman
emperor: Norman in the characteristic mixture of peasant cunning and sly wit, but
with the ...
More important, Marcel had built up the reputation over the years of being the
person who was most competent at detecting fakes. When Marcel pronounced a
painting authentic, it was accepted as authentic. If he pronounced it a fake, no
He wears out more clothes than I do," Pablo lamented. "Next he'll be wanting to
drive in a tuxedo." Then, turning to Marcel, he asked, "How many does that make
in the last year?" "Chauffeurs need new livery once in a while," Marcel protested.
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - terriks - LibraryThing
A fun read. Despite his being an arrogant, sexist little ass, she treats him quite fairly and her observations and explanations about his art processes are really quite good. She also has some ... Consulter l'avis complet
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