Picasso: An Intimate Portrait
This biography paints a riveting portrait of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), examining both his strengths and shortcomings as husband, lover, and father. Olivier Widmaier Picasso’s unique insight into the life of one of the 20th century’s most influential artists details not only Picasso’s hopes, fears, and regrets, but also his certainties and commitments, his unique audacity, his happiness, and his conflicts. Picasso: An Intimate Portrait is a detailed study of a lifetime dedicated to art, in which the author skillfully captures the real man at the heart of the many fictions and legends that the artist inspired. This masterful text is illustrated with a wealth of drawings, engravings, paintings, and sculptures, as well as many rarely seen and personal photographs by David Douglas Duncan, Edward Quinn, André Villers, Lucien Clergue, Man Ray, Michel Sima, and Robert Capa, among others.