Conversations with Picasso has 92 ratings and 10 reviews. Will said: Picasso: But those are my ï: Yes, they’re your o. In the early s, the photographer Brassaï created a photo-chronicle of Picasso’s work. This book is a collection of Brassaï’s diary entries in which he paints a. Originally published in English in but long out of print, Brassa ‘s intimate record of his friendship with Picasso is a remarkable, vibrant document, a dialogue.

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Her youth, gaiety, laughter, and playful nature had seduced him. I do, that is all. I knew how much the circus, the world of acrobats and equestriennes, had always attracted him.

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He was in excellent humor. His houses, “created for madmen and sex maniacs,” seemed to be modeled in the spun sugar of an orna- mental cake, and Dali assimilated convrsations to the sweets of an “exhibitionistic and ornamental confectionery.

I can see the arms and legs, but where do you come up with the third member?

A daring transposition had occurred. To finish off, I took a photo of the “group” in that light. Throughout this book, which is like a mosaic, there are abundant passages attesting to Picasso’s extraordinary aware- ness.


Conversations with Picasso

The ones taken of my new works are not so great. For many long years, with their sharp and sometimes mordant pen, these three musketeers of modern art defended the “new mind.

My friends back in Barcelona called me by that name. They would have been less compromised, it seems to me. Can you imagine me calling myself “Ruiz”? He goes on to ana- lyze how the art galleries moved westward, from the Opera dis- trict to place de la Madeleine in the Faubourg Saint-Honore, which explains the location of Picasso’s studio.

Brassaï Conversations with Picasso

I thought of all the Pierrots, the Har- lequins, the acrobats, the masked clowns that this big top and ring had inspired in him. This book is written as it has been culled from Brassai’s personal journal and notes over a period of almost fifty years. But this highly significant name did not have the same meaning for Picasso and for the surrealists.

I’ve worked things out: For me, surreality is simply that, and has never been anything else, the profound likeness beyond the shapes and colors by means of which things present themselves. So my bird is not a sculpture. Another bronze cat, standing firmly on its four paws, has a swollen belly. Almost a museum piece.


Brassaï Conversations with Picasso

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We were among the first to see his new works. A portrait of Dora Maar, no doubt. I remember it well. Picasso was thrilled, utterly concersations to sink back into the circus atmosphere, to breathe in the warm odor of the stables, of wet straw, the acrid smell of the animals. The Buddha Trip by Jorge Ottaviano.

His death put an end to their collaboration. I’ll go get it for you. The Palace, The Hour of Traces, also called The Suspended Ball and other objects that “operated symbolically” and worked at being figu- rations of dreams, unconscious feelings, repressed desires. He is looking clean through the lens, through his photographer, through the very world itself. This was The Dream, one of the strangest works by Le Douanier Rousseau, who was also a poet when he chose to be: