The Ultimate Picasso
|Rating||:||4.35 (636 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||504 Pages|
"Wonderful plates but a bit short on detail" according to Stacy E. Lewis. As an artist I have mixed feelings about this book. The number and quality of reproductions are wonderful - the book is well worth purchasing just for the visual references! For someone interested in Picasso's daily life and creative skills it was a bit disappointing. Each section was well written and very readable. However, the attemp. "Highly recommended for all Picasso enthusiasts!" according to Midwest Book Review. Pablo Picasso's was one of the most innovative, experimental, prolific, influential, and controversial painters of the twentieth century. In The Ultimate Picasso, Brigitte Leal covers Picasso's formative years from 1881 through 1916 (including his invention of Cubism with Georges Braque). Christine Piot explores Picasso's productive pe. nothing much to say but incredible To see tons of Picasso works in one book is nothing short of breathtaking. This is easily the best Picasso book that focuses on his paintings. What's incredible is to see the prolific amount of work he was capable of, and just what a inventive genius he was. Without a doubt the greatest Artist of the 20th century. Not all the works mak
Covers in one volume all the periods of Picasso's long, incredibly versatile career, with exquisite reproductions of nearly every significant work he ever created.
Brigitte Léal is a curator at the Musée Picasso in Paris. . Previously she was a curator at the Musée Picasso, Paris. Marie-Laure Bernadac is a curator at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. Christine Piot is the coauthor of the catalogue raisonné of Picasso's sculpture
The major flaws, however, are the authors' hyperbolic view of their subject ("Picasso did not paint nature, but the suffering of the men and women of his time, creating from it beauty and truth") and the lack of any psychological insight about the repeated devastation Picasso wreaks on the female form. An authoritative account of the way his approach to painting was influenced by his personality, the women in his life, and his awareness of art made by others. --Cathy Curtis. ("Olga became pregnant in the summer of 1920, and in Picasso's work forms blossomed and flesh took on the massive quality of stone.") The three authors are all experts--Léal and Bernadac are (respectively) present and former curators of the Musée Picasso in Paris, and Piot coauthored the catalogue raisonné of Picasso's sculpture. Hefty, elegant, and inclusive, The Ultimate Picasso hits most, though not all, of these marks. Smoo