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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You put on your mauve blouse and those willow-green slacks; they're two colors
Matisse likes very much." At that time Matisse was living in a house he had rented
before the end of the Occupation in Vence, close to where his chapel is now.
Matisse's idea was that there should be no color inside the chapel, other than
what came in with the light shining through the stained-glass windows. He laid
out the maquettes for the glass in much the same manner he used for the papiers
If he looks long enough, he winds up adding a little yellow, instead of making up
his mind what color the sky really ought to be. Painting can't be done that way.
Painting isn't a question of sensibility; it's a matter of seizing the power, taking
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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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