Art, Vintage


inspired by this post by lauren about francoise gilot i decided to do some vintage picasso hunting – and of course the life archives delivered. picasso lived in the town of vallauris on the french riviera for 7 years where he created ceramics at the madoura workshop (amongst other things of course – the man was nothing if not prolific). francoise is pictured in this series of photographs taken in 1949 by gjon mili, though she eventually left picasso after a myriad of infidelities.

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  • Reply Minette Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 9:30 am

    what a stunning post
    his eccentricity just glows and I love it!

  • Reply vic Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I absolutely love him. I did a Picasso week a couple of months ago and have a framed photo of him hanging in my room. Dream boat:

  • Reply Edelweissnyc Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    What a beautiful story of photos.

  • Reply Noemie Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Totally gorgeous… I love these. What beautiful, quality photos…

  • Reply rooth Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    The number of topless photos makes me happy for some reason – maybe when I’m that old and famous, I won’t worry about wearing a shirt either?

  • Reply Dana Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Oh, these are truly magical. I love the double exposures. I feel like I know him a bit looking at these….?! and the light exposures are pretty pretty amazing.

  • Reply julie macneil Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    love the pictures! he is a favorite of mine, i love that he did collages! looking at the photos reminded me that i have a collage kit in my shop about him, if anyone wants to take a peak here’s the link:

  • Reply Haley Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I love this post. I posted some picasso ceramics on my blog recently that I thought you might enjoy.

  • Reply Matariki Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Brian Brake has some beautiful images of Picasso too, story has it Picasso was going to be at a bullfight and many photographers clamoured to get a great shot of him. Brake ended up in a tree capturing great images and then was invited to take more photos of him and his family at their home. This is one of my favourite images

  • Reply kater Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Have you ever read Life with Picasso? My mom got it for me when I was on a biography kick one summer, and it’s one of my favorites!

  • Reply percentblog Tuesday 29 November, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    A huge picasso exhibit was just touring the US and I was lucky enough to live across from it in Richmond and got to go multiple times (thanks VMFA membership!)

  • Reply haley Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Stunning long-exposure shots! If only when I’ve tried that with sparklers it came out like that…

  • Reply Stacie Wednesday 30 November, 2011 at 5:00 am

    I’ve always thought Picasso was such a cutie. Especially that photo of him with bread hands. :D

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  • Reply Srm8882 Saturday 3 December, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Timely post. This photography style has made a comeback in wedding photography (although obviously not as creative as these)

  • Reply umanbn Sunday 4 December, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    love the light photos I’ve never seen those before. How was that done without him being a blur in the background? Fun and beauty….

  • Reply Yang-En Friday 9 December, 2011 at 7:33 am

    haha! what great photographs!

  • Reply Catalina Friday 9 December, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    awzsome! great post, thank you!

  • Reply Bettina Tuesday 13 December, 2011 at 4:38 am

    What a special treat. I look forward to the exhibition!

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon Wednesday 14 December, 2011 at 1:48 am

    The last time I went to Paris I went to the Picasso museum, I liked it a lot!

  • Reply Elsa Friday 16 December, 2011 at 1:19 am

    thank you …wonderful!

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  • Reply Kari Tuesday 10 January, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Love! Just found your blog and am so thankful… fantastic! x

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