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The Resource A life of Picasso : the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943, John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Ross Finocchio and Delphine Huisinga

A life of Picasso : the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943, John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Ross Finocchio and Delphine Huisinga

Label
A life of Picasso : the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943
Title
A life of Picasso
Title remainder
the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943
Title number
Volume IV
Title part
The minotaur years, 1933-1943
Statement of responsibility
John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Ross Finocchio and Delphine Huisinga
Title variation
Minotaur years : 1933-1943
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The spectacular fourth and final volume of Picasso's life is set in Paris, Normandy, the south of France, Royan, and Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and at the beginning of World War II. Drawing on original and exhaustive research from interviews and never-before-seen material in the Picasso family archives, this book opens with a visit by the Hungarian-French photographer Brassaï to Picasso's chateau in Normandy, Boisgeloup, where he would take his iconic photographs of the celebrated plaster busts of Marie-Thérèse, Picasso's mistress and muse. Picasso was contributing to André Breton's Minotaur magazine and he was also spending more time with the likes of Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, Lee Miller, and the poet Paul Éluard, in Paris as well as in the south of France. It was during this time that Picasso began writing surrealist poetry and became obsessed with the image of himself as the mythic Minotaur -- head of a bull, body of a man -- and created his most famous etching, Minotauromachie. Richardson shows us the artist is as prolific as ever, painting Marie-Thérèse, but also painting the surrealist photographer Dora Maar who has become a muse, a collaborator and more. In April 1937, the bombing of the town of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War inspires Picasso's vast masterwork of the same name, which he paints in just a few weeks for the Spanish Pavilion at the Paris World's Fair. When the Nazis occupy Paris in 1940, Picasso chooses to remain in the city despite the threat that his art would be confiscated. In 1943, Picasso meets Françoise Gilot who would replace Dora, and as Richardson writes, "rejuvenate his psyche, reawaken his imagery and inspire a brilliant sequence of paintings." As always, Richardson tells Picasso's story through his work during this period, analyzing how it shows what the artist was feeling and thinking. His fascinating and accessible narrative immerses us in one of the most exciting moments in twentieth century cultural history, and brings to a close the definitive and critically acclaimed account of one of the world's most celebrated artists
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Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11012565
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, John
Dewey number
  • 709.2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N6853.P5
LC item number
R56 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Finocchio, Ross
  • Huisinga, Delphine
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True
Series statement
Life of Picasso
Series volume
book 4
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picasso, Pablo
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Biography
Target audience
adult
Label
A life of Picasso : the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943, John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Ross Finocchio and Delphine Huisinga
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The home front -- Brassaï at Boisgeloup (1932-33) -- Minotaure (1933) -- Summer at Cannes and Barcelona (1933) -- Last trip to Spain (1934) -- Minotauromachie (1935) -- Painter into poet (1935-36) -- War in Spain (1936) -- Prado director -- Dream and lie of Franco (1937) -- 7 Rue des Grands-Augustins (1937) -- Guernica -- Summer at Mougins (1937) -- Bern and Vézelay (1937-38) -- Last summer at Mougins (1938) -- Between Royan and Paris -- Villa Les Voiliers -- Wartime Paris (1940-41) -- The occupation (1942) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780307266668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1266266046
  • (OCoLC)on1266266046
  • 708435
Label
A life of Picasso : the Minotaur Years : 1933-1943, John Richardson ; with the collaboration of Ross Finocchio and Delphine Huisinga
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-288) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The home front -- Brassaï at Boisgeloup (1932-33) -- Minotaure (1933) -- Summer at Cannes and Barcelona (1933) -- Last trip to Spain (1934) -- Minotauromachie (1935) -- Painter into poet (1935-36) -- War in Spain (1936) -- Prado director -- Dream and lie of Franco (1937) -- 7 Rue des Grands-Augustins (1937) -- Guernica -- Summer at Mougins (1937) -- Bern and Vézelay (1937-38) -- Last summer at Mougins (1938) -- Between Royan and Paris -- Villa Les Voiliers -- Wartime Paris (1940-41) -- The occupation (1942) -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780307266668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1266266046
  • (OCoLC)on1266266046
  • 708435

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