9780520265929

Picasso & Apollinaire

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520265929

  • ISBN10:

    0520265920

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-07-28
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr
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Summary

Pablo Picasso, the inventor of Cubism, and Guillaume Apollinaire, the inventor of Surrealism, met in 1905, forged a close friendship, and between them laid the foundations of modernism in twentieth-century art and literature. Apollinaire's death in the 1918 flu epidemic did not diminish his importance to Picasso, who continued to draw on the poet for inspiration until his own death in 1973.Picasso and Apollinaireis a lively and impeccably researched examination of the creative interaction and fraternal complicity between the artist and the poet, as reflected in such works as Picasso's polymorphous portraits of Apollinaire, his 1907 drawings for Apollinaire'sBestiarypoems, and the self-portrait he drew on the night the poet died. Peter Read delves into unpublished archive documents to show that many of Picasso's subsequent drawings, paintings, and sculptures were shaped by his response to the poet's most lyrical and uninhibited writing. Along with an authoritative discussion of Apollinaire's best poetry, prose, and critical writing, the book opens unexpected pathways through Picasso's career-his early exhibitions in Paris, the fierce iron reliquaryWoman in a Gardenhis commemorative, semi-abstract paintingThe Kitchen, his monument to Apollinaire in Saint-Germain-des-Preacute;s-and throws new light on the cultural and political context in which these works were produced.

Author Biography

Peter Read is Professor of Modern French Literature and Visual Arts at the University of Kent, Canterbury, England. He is the translator of Apollinaire's Cubist Painters (UC Press) and the author of Picasso et Apollinaire: Les mtamorphoses de la mmoirs, which he has revised extensively for this English-language edition.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. xi
List of Illustrationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
First Encountersp. 7
Inside the Bateau Lavoirp. 11
Circuses and Saltimbanquesp. 18
Apollinaire's Collection of Works by Picassop. 25
From Caricature to Cubism: Picasso's Portraits of Apollinairep. 30
From Blaise Pascal to Fantômas: A Shared Literary Landscapep. 39
Outside the Academy: From Douanier Rousseau to Tribal Artp. 46
The Bestiary, Drawings and Poemsp. 53
The Iberian Statues Affair, 1907-1912p. 59
Apollinaire Writing on Picasso in 1905p. 68
Apollinaire at the Birth of Cubism: Les Demoiselles d'Avignonp. 73
Writing on Picasso after 1910p. 79
Picasso in Apollinaire's Fictionp. 90
Art and Poetry in Dialoguep. 97
Picasso's Frontispiece for Alcoolsp. 105
The Great Warp. 110
The First Matisse and Picasso Exhibition: The Orange and the Pearlp. 120
The Final Months: Picasso and Apollinaire in 1918p. 129
Campaigning for a Tombp. 139
Scandalous Sculptures: Rodin, Epstein, and Picassop. 144
Commemorative Paintings and the Apollinaire Auctionp. 147
Picasso and Surrealismp. 154
Androgynous Bathers and Metamorphosisp. 160
Drawings in Space: The Wire Maquettesp. 167
Welded Metal Monuments: Head of a Man and Head of a Womanp. 180
Woman in a Gardenp. 189
The Phantom Tombp. 201
November 1948: The Kitchenp. 209
From Brancusi to Matisse: New Commemorative Projectsp. 217
Head of Dora Maar: An Apollinaire Monument for Saint-Germain-des-Présp. 226
Monumental Sculptures, Large Scale and Lostp. 244
Conclusionp. 249
Notesp. 253
Selected Bibliographyp. 297
Indexp. 307
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