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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The first time, I remember, the pretext was some tubes of paint he wanted to give
me. Having an idea that there was more involved than just paints, I asked him
why he didn't bring them to me. Sabartes, never very far away, said, "Yes, Pablo,
"It was certainly generous of you to give all those things to the Musee d'Antibes,"
he added. Pablo looked surprised. "Give? I didn't give them anything. I just
painted some things there, and I'm letting them use them, that's all." "No matter,"
Pablo wanted to give them all to me, but I didn't like the satyr's head at all and I
told him so. He was shocked. "You dare find something / did ugly?" he said. I told
him it wasn't that I thought it ugly; it was just that I liked it less than the others.
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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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