Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Six notable books about the private lives of artists

Tom Rachman's latest novel is The Italian Teacher.

One of the author's six favorite books about the private lives of artists, as shared at The Week magazine:
Life With Picasso by Fran├žoise Gilot

An antidote to dreamy ideas about artists. Gilot was a young painter in 1943 when she met that legendary face-rearranger, Pablo, he a mere 40 years her senior, and married. The latter condition never stopped him. Two kids later, Gilot had had her fill of Picasso, who in these pages proves petulant, cruel, and (spoiler alert) unfaithful. He's a man easier to admire from the safe distance of a museum.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue