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"making objects recede from s In the same way faceting allowed the artist much as it does a man who cuts "objects recede from How To Fold It us In the same way faceting allowed the artist much as it does a man who cuts tose refracted light to give his surfaces a generalized sparkle Picasso found it hard to introduce strong color into his cubism because of the difficulty of reconciling color with the cubist concepts of form He did however introduce shiny Ripolin on his canvases instead of only oil paint Picasso said Art is a lie that helps Paradoxes usnderstand the truth As in Volume One most of the book explains in crazy detail every vacation spot Picasso ever goes to which friend wife or mistress was with him and who or what was annoying him If he signs a contract or fights with a dealer it will be in this book Rarely will John tell you what Picasso loved or thought was great instead we are left to guess Picasso was highly critical of all Art not his own Inventing Eastern Europe unable to ever be alone and able to change opinions at will This volume covers both Picasso s African Period and his Cubist period There are lots of great Picasso pieces in this book howevernless you buy the Hardcover everything pictured is black and white so that you will be constantly on the internet looking for each Picasso painting Bibliotheca Wegeneriana under discussion in actual color 500 pages Wow John Richardson writes the hell out of this book and with exhaustive authorityHe details peccadilloes cliues and grudges in the Circus of Picasso and prosecutes some of his own picking on Jean Cocteau ruthlessly I d be curious to read to see if this is warranted. D Georges Braue invented Cubism and to that extent engendered modernism Richardson has hadniue access to Microhistories untapped sources andnpublished material By harnessing biography to art history he has managed to crack the code of cubism successfully than any of his predecessors And by bringing a fresh lig.
read A Life of Picasso 1907 17 Painter of Modern Life v 2Wonderful Richardson continues the great work he started in volume 1 You get the big picture along with the p close and personal stuff Richardson was a a great synthesizer as well as a longtime friend of Picasso s In spite of all the hundreds of pictures included in the text I still kept my iPad close so that I could #see some of them in full color i really enjoyed this one it was better than the first volume #some of them in full color i really enjoyed this one it was better than The First Volume Picasso first volume picasso at a much interesting point in his life now i would recommend this book if you have any interest in picasso andor the artliterature scene in paris during this period this book is definitely readable which is impressive considering the amount of information packed into this work my number one favorite aspect of this book however was being able to see his works on view at the moma while reading this it definitely added a whole extra component to the book and made it become much alive especially since the story the moma curators are telling within the permanent exhibition match p excellently with richardson s book for example a matisse and picasso work are positioned side by side in the book for comparison are also placed beside one another on the fifth floor of the moma my only major complaint with the book is the book is there are no color illustrations hopefully in the future an edition will be
printed with all or most of the 700 illustrations in color This second volume starts with Cezanne swith all or most of the 700 illustrations in color This second volume starts with Cezanne s the painting Demoiselles d Avignon and then covers the Cubist Years with Braue and Picasso taking ideas from each other while the other painters have trouble successfully adopting Cubism During this time Picasso puts behind representational art seeing himself as a painter who was out to cannibalize the art of the past and remake it in his own image The book shows where Picasso got his ideas from nusual sources. 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 an. There were parts I intended to skim about gallerists and patrons and the market but found fascinating and read every word Richardson
Delves Into The Personal Butinto the personal but excels in analyzing the art of Picasso and his peers Profusely illustrated sadly only in black and white If you have Pinterest handy you will find it a seful adjunct for illustrations and side researchJust 4 stars because of glaring design blunders Type is simply too small and leading too stingy To compound this the inside margins are insufficient so you are reading too close to spine of book with resulting eye strain from curving lines of text and shadows Happily Volume 3 which is nearby waiting for me seems much improved in this aspect This book is the second of three volumes of the artist S Life The First One Traced His life The first one traced his life and #THIS ONE CONTINUES AS PICASSO BECOMES ENTRENCHED IN THE #one continues as Picasso becomes entrenched in the Bohemian world surrounding himself with artists poets writers and in the last chaptersthe balletThese years largely concentrate around Picasso s cubist works and his relationship with other cubist artists especially BraueWe also learn about his tempestuous love affairs leaving off one another one dying and yet others who abandon him This is also the Great War years where many of his colleagues joined in the fight while Picasso belonging to a neutral country stayed out He also chose to stay out of Paris for most of the war years to avoid the humiliation of a woman handing him a white feather which the ladies of Paris were offering to all the men who refused to go to the frontThis volume ends just as Picasso is becoming involved with Diaghilev s Ballet troupe creating sets collaborating with Eric Satie whom he admired and Jean Cocteau whom he loathedWe are just introduced to the ballerina Olga Khokhlova whom Picasso will eventually marry when the volume rather abruptly end. Ht to bear on the artist's often too sensationalised private life he has succeeded in coming Theory And Computation Of Electromagnetic Fields up with a totally new view of this paradoxical man of his paradoxical work Never before has Picasso's prodigious techniue his incisive vision and not least his sardonic humour been analysed with such clarity.