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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Her hair was black and pulled back in a severe, starkly dramatic coiffure. I noticed
her intense bronze- green eyes, and her slender hands with their long, tapering
fingers. The most remarkable thing about her was her extraordinary immobility.
En route it had started to rain and my hair was soaking wet. "Just look at the poor
girl," Picasso said to Sabartes. "We can't leave her in that state." He took me by
the arm. "You come with me into the bathroom and let me dry your hair," he said.
So there's no reason why they shouldn't give me the benefit, too." There is a
primitive belief that one person can assume power over another through the
possession of his fingernail or hair trimmings ; hence they should never be
allowed to fall ...
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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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