Barones Helen d?Oettingen. ? Part f Picasso seductiveness was his willingness to be seduced,
and he and the Barones spent many long evenings together, absorbed, as far as the world was
Picasso was having one of his many flings, Eva became very sick. When Eva was
the hospital, but he needed someone to comfort him during his lonely nights. He found
someone to comfort him during his lonely nights. Gaby Lespinasse was her name. A beautiful
twenty-seven year old Parisian. December 14, 1915, Eva dies. ?My poor Eva is dead,? he
Koklova, she was the daughter of a colonel in the Imperial Russian Army and had been bornin
12, 1918 Picasso married Olga. On February 4, 1921, Olga gave birth to a baby boy. They
named him Paulo. Paulo was one of Picasso favorite subjects for many years. He first
In 1927, Picasso met Marie-Therese, who would later give birth to his daughter. On
LaConcpcion, but on her birth certificate the identity of the father was declared
name to Maya Walter.
One of Picasso?s best-known paintings is Guernica, done in 1937 during the Spanish
message from another planet.? ?Its violence dumbfounded me, it petrified me with an anxiety
despair engendered by Guernica: ? In a rectangle of black and white such as that in which
ancient tragedy appeared to us, Picasso sends us our announcement of our mourning: all that
we love is going to die?..? Herbert Read went even further: all that we love, Picasso is
saying has died.
On May 15, 1947, at the Belvedere Clinic in Boulogne, Francoise gave birth to a baby
boy. This was Picass?s third child by a third women. They named the baby Claude. This is
?They were very striking couple together. She was so beautiful and he was
really astonishing, so aesthetically they were very striking to look at. He would
make aggressive remarks meant to pu down and humiliate her in front of
otheres ans she would laugh and make what he said seem innocuous. He would
would ask. Or he would look at an erotically dressed woman on a postcard and
would laugh and diffuse it: ?It?s very easy. We can do that. Just get me a dress
like that and I?ll put ion ? it would be a very amusing disguise.? She never
looked cross or humiliated; she always made you feel that they were acting in a
play. That was his way of being? he was cruel whether it was with his woman,
his best friends or whoever was around if he felt like it. So if you decided to
live with him, you needed unusual strength an unusual maturity to find your
part in his play and improvise the text?(Huffington 60).
In 1949, Picasso had another child with Francoise, it was a little girl, her name was
Ann Paloma Gilot. Francoise taught it would be best if Picasso would just stop pretending that
denied at home? It?s the easiest way to go crazy,? Francoise told Picasso, ?not knowing if you
lead an unusual life, instead of playing hide-and-seek with the truth.? He did not like idea of
Francoise trying to put and end to his games, but at the same he was intrigued by the .
possibilities that would be opened up by such an encounter? (Duncan 68). He finally agreed
for Maya to meet Claude and Paloma. Francoise and Marie-Therese were going to meet too.
Picasso?s wife started to figure out Picasso?s strategy. ?He?d like to put those around
the other like the bull. While the bull was busy charging against the red flag, Pablo could,
unnoticed, deal his wounding thrusts. And most people didn?t even think to look who was
?November 28, 1953, a month after his seventy- second birthday, he stopped talking
and took his despair in hand, and started working.? He worked feverishly, and in just over two
months produced 180 drawings.? The peot Michel Leiris called the series a ?visual diary of a
(Huffington 63). Rebecca West wrote, ? soft against her smooth flesh, its nervous energy
tree of knowledge. And the painter?s despair is not just that he is an old man who must give
up ?his place at the feast of sensual pleasure?; it is that he an old who will die with out
knowing why he has lived and why he has painted. Neither his gifts nor his endless sexual
adventures have brought him any closer to the secret of life that the young woman seems to
know and from which she seems to draw her serenity and her deep acceptance of everything,
including? (Huffington 65).
On March 2, 1961 Picasso married Jacqueline Roque. This was his third wife and his
women Picasso has had in his life. Plus it also reminded her that Picasso couldn?t give her a
child at his old age. As Picasso?s children got older she could no longer tolerate them
anymore. She would make up lies about them and he would totally isolate himself from his
kids. She just wanted Picasso all to herself.
In June of 1972 Picasso drew his last self-portrait. It was a face of a dozen anguish and
many. ( Huffington 67). It was the horror he had painted and the anguish he had caused and
which, in his own anguish, he continued to cause. (Huffington 67).
On April 8, 1973 Pablo Picasso died. Three months his grandson Pablito died of
Therese hanged herself. In 1986 Jacqueline shot herself in the temple. I learned that Picasso
always needed someone with him, sexually, mentally, he just needed someone. His death
what will Picasso, so irrevocably tied to the age that is dying, have to say to the age being
born again(Huffington 70).
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