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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The first step , it seemed to me , was to face up to my father and tell him I had
decided to be a painter and in order to give myself over completely to that , I
would need to stop my other studies . Knowing how strong - willed he was , I
realized that ...
At that point I heard the front door open , below us , and my grandmother walked
in . She came upstairs as quickly as she could . She asked my father what was
going on . He told her that whatever she saw , I had done to myself . I told her this
My father supervised my studies and insisted that I be active in athletics . I had to
pass tests as well as any boy and run and jump as well as any boy . He saw to it
that I did . In the summer he used to take me sailing . He taught me to love the ...
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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