M. Pablo’s Holidays Picasso in Antibes Juan-les-Pins, 1920–1946 Jean-Louis Andral, Marilyn McCully, Michael Raeburn, Elizabeth Cowling, Emilia Philippot

Publication date:
16 Oct 2018
Editions Hazan, Paris
144 pages: 279 x 241mm
150 color + b-w illus.
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Picasso began to spend his summer holidays in Antibes Juan-les-Pins in 1920, returning most summers to the Côte d’Azur until the outbreak of war. During those years, he produced paintings and drawings of the villas where he stayed with his family, as well as of bathers on the beach, and many studies for paintings that were ultimately realized in his studio back in Paris. He returned again after the war and showed his affinity for the region in compositions that reflect its classical and mythological past.

M. Pablo’s Holidays accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Musée Picasso in Antibes, and is composed of seven essays by authoritative writers on the artist. The essays are enhanced by six thematic sections that present the exhibited works.

Jean-Louis Andral is director of the Musée Picasso, Antibes. Marilyn McCully is a widely known Picasso specialist. Michael Raeburn is a writer, publisher, and designer. Elizabeth Cowling is emerita professor of art history at the University of Edinburgh. Emilia Philippot is a curator at the Musée National Picasso, Paris.