Picasso's Mask

Picasso's Mask

by Andre Malraux
     
 

Following Pablo Picasso's death in 1973, André Malraux was summoned by Jacqueline Picasso, the artist's widow, to her home at Mougins in the South of France. There, surrounded by Picasso's powerful last paintings "painted face to face with death," and his art collection destined for the Louvre, Malraux recollected Picasso's rebellious life and the metamorphosis…  See more details below

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Following Pablo Picasso's death in 1973, André Malraux was summoned by Jacqueline Picasso, the artist's widow, to her home at Mougins in the South of France. There, surrounded by Picasso's powerful last paintings "painted face to face with death," and his art collection destined for the Louvre, Malraux recollected Picasso's rebellious life and the metamorphosis of his art. In Picasso's Mask, Malraux's memories, at once personal and historical, evoke Picasso as a private man and as a legendary artistic genius. For over half a century, André Malraux (1901-1976) was intimately involved in French intellectual life, as philosopher, novelist, soldier, statesman, and secretary for cultural affairs. Malraux knew Picasso well, and here recollects a number of his conversations with the painter. In rich, evocative, and memory-filled prose, he has written an inspiring and moving reminiscence. Picasso's Mask is one of the most profound works in Malraux's remarkable oeuvre.

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Malraux put together this remembrance at the request of Picasso's wife shortly after the painter's death. The result is both a personal portrait of one of the art world's greatest figures and a discussion of the significance of art. In addition to being France's Secretary for Cultural Affairs, Malraux was a philosopher and novelist, giving him a true understanding of the creative mind.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306806292
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


André Malraux's many books include Man's Fate, Man's Hope, The Voices of Silence, The Conquerors, The Temptation of the West, and The Walnut Trees of Altenburg.

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