Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World

One of The Christian Science Monitor’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2018

“An engrossing read…a historically and psychologically rich account of the young Picasso and his coteries in Barcelona and Paris” (The Washington Post) and how he achieved his breakthrough and revolutionized modern art through his masterpiece, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon.

In 1900, eighteen-year-old Pablo Picasso journeyed from Barcelona to Paris, the glittering capital of the art world. For… (more)

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While the author genuflects to the artist’s protean talents, he does not spare the man holding the paintbrush. Unger describes Picasso’s whorehouse as “the great battlefield of the human soul, an Armageddon of lust and loathing but also of liberation, the site where our conflicted nature reveals itself in all its anarchic violence.”


Book Details  


Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 13, 2018)

Collection: Simon & Schuster

Page count: 480 pages

Language: English


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