Let’s look at the facts: In Life with Picasso Françoise Gilot has tried to tell a story which no one else has lived and which is not dictated by an acolyte’s sense of. Portrait of Francoise Gilot Credit: Gjon Mili/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images Pablo Picasso and Francoise Gilot in France in When Françoise Gilot decided to take her two young children and leave Pablo Picasso in , ending their ten-year relationship, the infuriated.

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The text comes across as a documentary in print rather than a true memoir. We mustn’t abuse something which is to bring light into both our lives.

All in all, it was an outstanding portrait of one of the greatest artists and one of the poorest examples of a human being. I adore this book so far Jul 22, Helen rated it really liked it Shelves: Francoise Gilot was a young painter in Paris when she first met Picasso – he was sixty-two and she was twenty-one. Be prepared for lengthy, overly detailed descriptions of various art processes such as the lithography process, as well as Picasso’s financial and business affairs. She was not innocent in her role as the other woman.

This makes it sound like I hated the book. The following year her mother tutored her in art, beginning with watercolors and India Ink. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The Impressionists came along and feelings and sensations replaced all that. Jul 01, Mandy rated it liked it.

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Françoise Gilot – Wikipedia

I had other ideas. Archived from the original on 2 July picxsso This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat Art brings two people together and when art no longer needed the ragged knot, it threw them far away. Sep 14, Tom rated it it was amazing Shelves: That she stayed 10 years makes me think less of her.


I bring mine to bear on one thing only; my paintings, and everything is sacrificed hilot it – you and everyone else, myself included. There is a 40 year age difference.

She understood and could discuss art very well, and that was one of her most vilot attributes for Picasso. It was love because we had good reason, each of us, to admire the other. Francoise Gilot lived to be 96, a kind of revenge, perhaps though she would never accept that idea against Pablo Picasso.

Life with Picasso by Françoise Gilot

In the years after Gilot and Picasso broke up, he tried to ruin her, bad-mouthing her across the whole industry. Life with Picassoher account of those extraordinary years, is filled with intimate and astonishing revelations piacsso the man, his work, his thoughts and his friends – Matisse, Braque, Gertrude Stein and Giacometti, among others.

Jun 28, Lisa Zacks rated it really liked it. Cambridge University British Institute in Paris. I’ve never been a Picasso fan, and yet artists always fascinate me.

It’s not up to me to make the choice. Originele versie in Engels, Nederlandse vertaling al in After seeing an exhibit of his etchings and lithographs at the Norton Trancoise, I decided to pick picassso up again. I ask Gilot if it was a very passionate relationship and there is a long pause, after which she assumes a rather naughty expression. Picasso was emotionally cruel and abusive to all the women in his life. The most amazing thing to me is her ability to quote long passages of dialog from memory.


There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was a time when everything was lost; a time of death. Ten years and two children later, she finally worked up the nerve to gilog him. He loved to use people that way. Yet such childlike discernment! Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Feb 21, Dvora rated it really liked it Shelves: May 19, Teri Robus rated it really liked it.

Life with Picasso

If the wings of the butterfly are to keep their sheen, you mustn’t touch them. Much like the young child who stomps his feet for attention feeling any is better than none, Picasso wanted to cause a stir, make you uncomfortable and even disturbed by what you saw – in his art and apparently in his life as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Spaniard is, of course, a petulant, selfish, superstitious, manipulative, petty-tyrant.

Being a painter myself, I have always admired Picasso and he had always been the one person who is dead that I longed to meet. I have never liked Picasso’s work either, though I see that he worked in many media and genres and was no doubt path-breaking. Throughout the s and s she designed costumes, stage sets, and masks for productions at the Guggenheim in New York. It is, rather, a question of being able to confront the bad as well as the good. I recommend this book.