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Matisse and Picasso: a Friendship in Art

Gilot, Francoise

ISBN 10: 0747507600 / ISBN 13: 9780747507604
Published by Bloomsbury Books, London, 1990
Condition: As New Hardcover
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The friendship (?) between Matisse and Picasso is given tribute by another not inconsiderable artist, the great Francoise Gilot, whose narrative combines her own talents as a writer and a painter, providing remarkable descriptions of both artists' works, evoking personal scenes and remembrances. A terrific book not only on the two subject-artists, but on that period. Evoked along the way: warmth, joy and splendor. Get this book. Bookseller Inventory # 002743

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Title: Matisse and Picasso: a Friendship in Art

Publisher: Bloomsbury Books, London

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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In this memoir, Francoise Gilot describes the friendship between Picasso and Matisse and her own participation in it. An artist and a writer herself, she lived with Picasso from 1946 to 1954. Between Matisse and Picasso there was a gap of 12 years, between Matisse and Gilot a gap of 52 years. Gilot gained the confidence and adoration of both men and she recalls their affection for each other, their rivalry and creative interaction. Drawing on letters, their conversations and many anecdotes, Gilot reconstructs a time and a place unique in 20th-century art history with freshness and clarity. Francoise Gilot also wrote "Life with Picasso" and "Interface: The Painter and the Mask".

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The rare artistic and personal friendship which the two great masters shared, as seen through the eyes of Gilot, Picasso's companion from 1946 to 1954. Includes letters from Matisse to Gilot.

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