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Biographic Picasso

Biographic Picasso

The Biographics series presents an entirely new way of looking at the lives of the world’s greatest thinkers and creatives. It takes the 50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits, and achievements of each subject, and uses infographics to convey each of them in vivid snapshots. The result is a quickfire journey through truths and trivia that is the most entertaining way to follow in the footsteps of the men and women whose lives have most influenced our own.

Many people know that Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker and poet, a pioneer of Modernism and Cubism whose works include ‘Les Demoiselles D’Avignon’. What, perhaps, they don’t know is that his full name is 23 words long; that he painted 15 different versions of ‘Les Femmes D’Algers’, one of which sold in 2015 for $179 million; that doctors thought he was stillborn until his uncle blew cigar smoke into his face; and that he was interviewed by police over the theft of the ‘Mona Lisa’. Biographic: Picasso presents a modern study of his life and work, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.

Author Natalia Price-Cabrera studied History of Art at UCL where she garnered a 1st Class Honours Degree. Natalia has worked in the illustrated book publishing industry for 20 years and is author of two other books with GMC. Natalia lives in Horsham, East Sussex. Consultant Dr Diana Newall, studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and University College, University of London. She has lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History including at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, The Open University, the University of Kent, Birmingham University and Birkbeck College, London. Diana lives in Sevenoaks, Kent.

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