PABLO PICASSO: The Man and the Image by Richard B. Lyttle
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PABLO PICASSO: The Man and the Image

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A balanced, readable, yet sophisticated survey of the great painter's life, friendships, loves, and especially his art, with a rich interplay between the vicissitudes of his personal life and his stylistic development. Lyttle ably describes Picasso's complex, sometimes unpleasant character and his convoluted relationships (many of them with the famous), painting a vivid portrait of this flashing, productive genius. Though Picasso's many styles are well described, Lyttle's purpose is biography rather than art criticism; sensibly enough, while photos and some b&w reproductions are included, he suggests using the widely available volumes of reproductions of Picasso's art to accompany the text, and wisely leaves readers free to ""stretch your artistic judgment"" and ""form your own assessment of his work.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1989
Page count: 246pp
Publisher: Atheneum