A thematic exploration of Picasso's work in the 1910s and 1920s
Featuring 200 works and 80 archival images, this title explores Picasso's 'Olga period'.
A favourite model since their meeting in 1917, Olga Khokhlova, a Russian ballet dancer who married Picasso in July 1918, is the most represented female figure in the artist's work of the late 1910s and 1920s. Picasso renders the ambiguity of his first wife, her beauty, her Ingres-like contours, and her deep, pensive, melancholy, in many of his most famous portraits.
The exhibition that this book accompanies brings to light materials conserved by Olga's family until recently, including memorabilia of her life as a dancer, photos of Picasso, their son Paul, and their daily life together, and their travels to Barcelona, Naples, and Monte Carlo.
- Author: Emilia Philippot, curator, Picasso Museum of Paris
- Hardcover: 312 pages | 200 colour and 80 black and white illustrations
- Date published: January 2019
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-2072822612
- Product Dimensions: 29.0 x 22.6 cm