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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to the action of painting — there's something in that which displeases me
enormously. It's not at all that I hold to a rational conception of painting — I have
nothing in common, for example, with a man like Poussin — but in any case the ...
"There's not enough there for me," he told me. "It's open and frank, but it doesn't
go beyond what it shows you at first glance. The harmony of two colors in a
painting by Matisse or one by Braque covers an infinite distance, full of nuances.
"I find a bicycle seat and handlebars in the street, and I say, 'Well, there's a bull,' "
he explained to me. "Everybody who looks at it after I assemble it says. 'Well,
there's a bull,' until a cyclist comes along and says, 'Well, there's a bicycle seat' ...
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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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