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A Life of Picasso IV: The Minotaur Years by John Richardson
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A Life of Picasso IV: The Minotaur Years by John Richardson
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Nov 16, 2021 | ISBN 9780307266668

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“A fluent writer with a gift for narrative and a sensitive ability to read the artist’s work in relation to his life…The decade covered in this volume, which turns on Picasso’s identification with the part-beast, part-man mythical Minotaur, is a tumultuous one, both in public and in private life… [it is] deftly presented as Richardson moves from the man to his circle to his art to larger historical events.” –Siri Hustvedt, The New York Times Book Review

“Richardson not only captures Picasso’s genius in this work, but is brilliant himself in his observation and prose; reading his work can feel akin to standing in front of a great piece of art.”–Town and Country

“All the virtues of the first three volumes—the careful research and scrupulous deployment of information, and the often insightful discussion of works of art—are on display in volume IV.” –Karen Wilkin, The New Criterion

“A well-analyzed finale. …Richardson is strongest in his intensely detailed examination of Picasso’s works, major and minor alike…Fans of the series will find this a satisfying conclusion.” –Publishers Weekly

“The author’s unique, extensive knowledge and insider information about Picasso—both the man and artist—informs insightful explications of the nuances and symbolism in Picasso’s works….This final, lavishly illustrated volume softly slips away with Richardson continuing to chronicle Picasso obsessively creating. A quiet, satisfying ending to a masterful accomplishment.” –Kirkus Reviews

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