PICASSO: The Artist and his Model by Helene Parmelin

PICASSO: The Artist and his Model

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Mme. Parmelin is a friend of Picasso's, and her conversational, chameleon commentary on the great man suggests his mobility: ""No statement of Picasso is definitive... It is valid today, perhaps not tomorrow, or perhaps it is, after all."" The informal introduction precedes this pictorial presentation of his works at his studio at Mougins, a great many dealing with his Model who never poses, Jacqueline, who is his ""imaginary truth"" which he will later contradict-- ""Truth cannot exist."" A fascinating perspective of his work since 1962, with 118 hand-tipped plates in full color.

Publisher: Abrams