A Life of Picasso: 1907-1917, Volume 2
John Richardson draws on the same combination of lively writing, critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and personal experience which made a bestseller out of the first volume and vividly recreates the artist's life and work during the crucial decade of 1907-17 - a period during which Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque invented Cubism and to that extent engendered modernism. Richardson has had unique access to untapped sources and unpublished material. By harnessing biography to art history, he has managed to crack the code of cubism more successfully than any of his predecessors. And by bringing a fresh light to bear on the artist's often too sensationalised private life, he has succeeded in coming up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man of his paradoxical work. Never before has Picasso's prodigious technique, his incisive vision and not least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.
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A LIFE OF PICASSO: Vol. II: 1907-1917Avis d'utilisateur - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Richardson's engrossing second volume on Picasso lays bare the inceptions of Cubism, bringing to life the decadent milieu that surrounded the virile master who transformed the course of 20th- century ... Consulter l'avis complet
A life of PicassoAvis d'utilisateur - Not Available - Book Verdict
The currently revival of interest in Picasso's life and work goes beyond the art world. Though he may benefit from current interest in his subject, Richardson's work is no trendy undertaking. Perhaps ... Consulter l'avis complet