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John Richardson

Full Name: John Richardson
Number of Works: 191
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ISBN: 0307266656, 9780307266651
Keywords: years, triumphant, vol, picasso, life
Pages: 624
Published: 2006
  • Rating: 80%

The long-awaited third volume of John Richardson’s definitive biography of Pablo Picasso combines the critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and stunning narrative that made the first two volumes an art-historical breakthrough as well as a pleasure to read.The Triumphant Years takes up the artist’s life in 1917, when Picasso and Cocteau left wartime Paris for Rome to work with Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes on their revolutionary production of Parade. Visits to Naples, above all to the Farnese marbles in the Museo Nazionale, would leave Picasso with a lifelong obsession with c
ISBN: 071267358X, 9780712673587
Keywords: life, modern, painter, vol, picasso
Pages: 512
Published: 1974
  • Rating: 80%

The first volume of this biography emphasized Picasso's Spanish roots from Malaga to Barcelona. This second volume covers ten pivotal years of Picasso's life. It describes his relationship with Cocteau, his affair with Fernande Olivier, and the influence of women on his art.
ISBN: 0679424903, 9780679424901
Keywords: sacred, picasso, freud, warhol, dal, capote, monsters, masters, beaton
Pages: 384
Published: 2001
  • Rating: 80%

Robert Hughes has described Richardson's multivolume biography of Picasso as "a masterpiece in the making." In this collection of his best shorter pieces, culled from more than thirty years' artistic and literary commentary and reviews, Richardson demonstrates the same dazzling narrative style that has earned him the reputation as one of our foremost biographers.As a contributor to Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, House and Garden, and The New Yorker, John Richardson has a reputation for stimulating readers with his frank, discerning characterizations of art-world personali
ISBN: 0856408417, 9780856408410
Keywords: year, par, challenge, dream
Pages: 256
Published: 2009
  • Rating: 80%

'I have a friend, a guy called John, who is undertaking a golf challenge. He has a full-time job and a wife and child and he's trying to shoot a level par round within the year. When he started the challenge he couldn't break one hundred. So he's trying to take thirty-three strokes off his game in one year and he asked me to find out your opinion on that.' Sam Torrance laughed, then slowly contemplated the question. 'Well, you can tell him from me to dream on.' Meet John Richardson, a regular bloke who enjoys a round of golf in his spare time. That is until he sets himself the challenge of pla
ISBN: 0712667083, 9780712667081
Keywords: douglas, cooper, provence, picasso, apprentice, sorcerer
Pages: 320
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

Two quotations from Francis Bacon bookend this curious, exasperatedly affectionate memoir by John Richardson, distinguished art historian and 1991 Whitbread Award-winning biographer of Picasso: the prophetic "she'll try to lure you to bed, and then she'll turn on you. She always does," finds its uncanny conclusion in "Didn't I warn you she was a thoroughly treacherous woman?" The sorcerer (art collector Douglas Cooper) and his apprentice (Richardson) lived for 10 years in the grandiose "folly" Château de Castille in Provence, where they entertained a circle that
ISBN: 0099434075, 9780099434078
Keywords: grunt
Pages: 32
Published: 2002
  • Rating: 60%