An episode from 11/16/21: Tonight I read from a few books on Pablo Picasso, where he talks about how the power behind his own paintings, and his huge output, remained a mystery for him as much as anyone else.
The first few quotations come from the huge Taschen book about Picasso that covers his entire life; the rest come from the multi-volume biography of Picasso by John Richardson:
- A Life of Picasso 1: The Prodigy: 1881-1906
- A Life of Picasso 2: The Cubist Rebel: 1907-1916
- A Life of Picasso 3: The Triumphant Years: 1917-1932
For those with a further interest in Picasso, the second half of this episode, from 3/22/22, I read from John’s Richardson’s fourth Picasso volume, and Simon Schama’s Power of Art, to discuss Picasso’s Guernica.
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