7.19.2012

picasso in his studio villa "la californie"

I found the book
"The Private World of Picasso"
in my Southern library,
the photos by David Douglas Duncan
are amazing, and his studio, 
well,
not so shabby....

Front hallway of Picasso's home
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956
I LOVE that ceramic,
reminds me of Jouve's figural work.

Sculptures on the floor
of the front hallway of Picasso's home
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso's dining room detail
(The whole villa seemed to serve as a studio
which is what I think is so great.) 
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso's Studio 
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso painting ceramics at the dinner table.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso's at the dinner table
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso examining ceramics
in his hallway
before his driver takes them to the kiln.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso and Cocteau clowning around
and playing an African marimba.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

A visitors daughter exploring the studio villa madness.

Studio visitor waits in Picasso's rocking chair
while he paints. 
Don't worry, he won't be long....

Picasso examining finished ceramics
in the innermost bowels of his old pottery studio
in Vallauris.

More Picasso ceramics being
checked-out by his printer Frelaut.

Picasso painting ceramics in the dining room studio,
while Jacqueline is chillin' on the sofa
in the living room.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso getting ready to paint.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso amping it up as he gets ready to paint.
Hat is looking good, but I don't think
Jacqueline approves.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso and Lump
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

You gotta start somewhere....
This is the first photo ever taken of Picasso
painting in his own studio.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso arranging sculptures.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Picasso making a mask.
"La Californie"
Cannes, France
1956

Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan
Nepomuceno María de los Remedios
Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad
Ruiz y Picasso
1881-1973
(Yes, that is his full name.)
Love him or hate him,
just remember,
he was never called an 

9 comments:

  1. surprising given his treatment of those around him.. Picasso Creator and Destroyer by Arianna Huffington is a good read. I also have this book and love it so much I just ignore the asshole.

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  2. There are some very similar photos in the children's book, The Boy Who Bit Picasso (one of my kids' favorites). You might like it as well.

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  3. Forgot that song. Great pictures.

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    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k43XjuhInkU

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  4. ff- I'm gonna read that asap. get the book, it's cheap, and there are several hundred photo, all great really.... -p

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  5. sherri- i have been on a Modern Lovers/JR jag for the past 2 months, sooo great!

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  6. Saskia- I will check that out. Thanks!

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  7. Enchanted by the notion of a Villa-in-the-South studio. Just imagine the freedom there, your greatest stress being that first mark on the canvas or which version of an Owl will creep to mind today, to be rendered in moist clay. I'm there, brother Picasso. Where can I get a goat and an olive tree in Chicago? The jangling keys to my garage studio will do.

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  8. thank you for these glorious photos

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