Volume 54, Number 20 · December 20, 2007 · Holiday Issue
|The Dance, 1925 (Tate Modern, London)|
By Andrew Butterfield
Volume three of John Richardson's A Life of Picasso has now appeared and, like the first two installments of the biography, it is a work so rich with information and insight that it will forever change our understanding of the artist. The book opens in 1917 when Picasso was thirty-five and closes in 1932 when he was fifty-one; it was during this span that he became the richest and most famous painter on earth. Yet the volume's subtitle, "The Triumphant Years," refers more to his sustained artistic success than to his worldly prosperity.
previously, on Picasso: