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Picasso on art : a selection of views /

by Picasso, Pablo [author, ]; Ashton, Dore [editor].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The documents of 20th Century art.Description: xxvii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0500600082 :; 0500610088 (Pbk) :; 9780500600085; 9780500610084.Subject(s): Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973 | Painting | Art criticism | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art -- PhilosophySummary: Now over ninety, Pablo Picasso is still undoubtedly the greatest artist of the twentieth century, unapproached by any of his contemporaries in the richness and diversity of his achievement, and in the extent of his influence - whether as painter, draughtsman or sculptor. And yet he remains a solitary and enigmatic figure; his opinions on art are very little known and he has rarely committed them to writing. In conversation, on the other hand, art is a subject which inspires him to flights of irony, and his intimate friends report that his pithy conversations defy transcription. This book presents a skilfully edited collection of statements by Picasso, culled from articles, books and interviews by friends and associates to whom he has revealed his thoughts about art and artists. Illustrated by Picasso's own book designs, this volume will inevitably be of the greatest interest to all students of art in our time.-- Book Jacket
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Bibliography : pages175-183.

Now over ninety, Pablo Picasso is still undoubtedly the greatest artist of the twentieth century, unapproached by any of his contemporaries in the richness and diversity of his achievement, and in the extent of his influence - whether as painter, draughtsman or sculptor. And yet he remains a solitary and enigmatic figure; his opinions on art are very little known and he has rarely committed them to writing. In conversation, on the other hand, art is a subject which inspires him to flights of irony, and his intimate friends report that his pithy conversations defy transcription. This book presents a skilfully edited collection of statements by Picasso, culled from articles, books and interviews by friends and associates to whom he has revealed his thoughts about art and artists. Illustrated by Picasso's own book designs, this volume will inevitably be of the greatest interest to all students of art in our time.-- Book Jacket

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