Picasso Et Les Femmes
Edited by Ingrid Müssinger, Beate Ritter and Kerstin Drechsel, Essays by Johannes M. Fox, Norman Mailer, Pierre Daix, Amanda Vail and John Richardson.
Niobid, Lola Ruiz, Corina Romeu, Seìora Soler, Sada Yacco, the three Jeannes, Suzanne Bloch, Alice Derain, Fernande Olivier, Gertrude Stein, Eva Gouel, Fanny Tellier, Gabrielle Depeyre, Ir¿ne Lagut, Eugenia Errazuriz, Olga Picasso, Sara Murphy, Marie-Thªr¿se Walter, Nush Eluard, Lee Miller, Fran°oise Gilot and Dora Maar. Picasso painted, drew and sculpted each and every one of these women, and many, many more. The female sex was arguably more important and central to Picasso's oeuvre than to any other in the 20th century. Not only was the content of his work inspired by them, his stylistic development weaved in and out of his passionate, tumultuous romantic relationships, his female friendships, and his affairs with women patrons, family members, models, admirers and others of the fairer sex. Picasso et Les Femmes presents all the women through the Picassos they modeled for, photographs from the time, and essays by a wide range of contributors, including Norman Mailer, Ingrid M‡ssinger, Diana Widmaier-Picasso, Per Kirkeby, Sabine Rewald, Fran°oise Gilot and Angela Rosengart. But though they are seen here through text and image, recollection and fact, this long list of women remains much as Picasso left them, immortal and a mystery.