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One of the few under-examined aspects of Picasso's life and work was his love of animals. The son of a pigeon breeder and an aficionado of bullfighting, Picasso had an eye trained for capturing an animal's movement, shape, and personality often with just a single line. Organized around the different types of animals that played a role in the artist's life and body of work from his beloved dachshund, Lump, to dogs, cats, camels, penguins, pigs, and doves, among others each chapter offers personal accounts, amusing anecdotes, and wondrous works of art. The perfect gift for lovers of animals or Picasso's art, this exquisite treasury of expertly rendered creatures is filled with humor, warmth, and the tremendous bonds between man and animal. AUTHOR: Boris Friedewald is an art historian residing in Berlin, Germany. His recent publications include 'Paul Klee: Life and Work' and 'Women Photographers' (by Prestel). 60 illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9783791349909
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 120
Publication Date: 29 Sep 2014
Publisher: Prestel
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 18.4(H) x 14.6(L)

 

Reviews

"Pablo admirers of all ages will enjoy the forthcoming Picasso's Animals, featuring line drawing of the animals that most inspired him, including birds, bulls, and his pet dachshund, Lump" --Vogue

 

Author Biography

Boris Friedewald is an art historian residing in Berlin, Germany. His recent publications include Paul Klee: Life and Work and Women Photographers (by Prestel).

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