Conversations with Picasso

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University of Chicago Press, Dec 15, 1999 - Art - 392 pages
"Brassai recorded his many meetings and appointments with the great Spanish artist from 1943 to 1946, resulting in Conversations with Picasso."--BOOK JACKET. "While the two artists shared the same milieu in the 1930s, it wasn't until the 1940s that they saw each other on a regular basis, when Brassai was asked to photograph Picasso's works. Brassai's recollection of these visits offer an intimate portrait of one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century: a Picasso who described Cezanne as his "one and only master"; a Picasso who throws a tantrum because he lost a flashlight; a Picasso who remained in Paris during the German Occupation."--BOOK JACKET. "At the same time, it would be a mistake to believe these conversations are only about Picasso. Instead, they treat everyone who comes into his life, the artistic and intellectual debates of the time, and the events of World War II from those in its midst. Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Man Ray, Jean-Paul Sartre, Henri Matisse - all of these artists and writers, and more, make appearances in these pages."--BOOK JACKET.

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Brassa , a photographer and journalist, had countless meetings with Picasso in the 1940s. This reprint of his 1964 title offers transcripts of many of those discussions as well as his own insights into his subject and many of the other artistic fixtures of Paris. A must for Picasso fans. Read full review

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User Review  - A. Loobeensky - Goodreads

It was amazing. Truly, it was. Not because of the language or composition (In fact I "deBrassaised" this book a bit - Picasso is far more important then the Author) but as a portrait of an Artist. Rather a picture than a literature. Read full review



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Brassa (born Gyula Hal sz, 1899—1984) was a photographer, journalist, and author of photographic monographs and literary works, including Letters to My Parents and Proust in the Power of Photography, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Jane Marie Todd is a translator whose books include Brassa 's Henry Miller, Happy Rock and Largesse by Jean Starobinski, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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