Genevi Ve Laporte

Genevi Ve Laporte

Edited by 

List price: US$45.00

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Genevieve Laporte (born 1926) is a French philanthropist, documentary filmmaker, former artists' model, poet and author of sixteen books. She is best known for being one of Pablo Picasso's last lovers during the 1950s. In 2005 she auctioned off 20 of Picasso's works which had been given to her, many of them portraits of her. Reportedly she met Picasso as a teenager during World War II, finding common ground in poetry. She was in her mid-twenties when the affair began in 1951, although Picasso was nearly 50 years older than she was and had recently fathered two children with Fran oise Gilot. Some art historians and museums carrying Picasso's work have dubbed the paintings he made around that time the "Genevieve Period," as many of them feature symbolic tributes to his model and muse as well as dedications "To Genevieve." Picasso wanted Laporte to move in with him after Gilot left him in 1953, but she refused - which, she was told by Jean Cocteau, "saved her skin." In 1959 she married a fellow Parisian resistance fighter instead.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135990780
  • 9786135990782