Francoise Gilot and Pablo Picasso by Antony Penrose
Talk | Royal Over-Seas League
Monday 27 April 2015 - 15:00 until 16:00
This Spring’s series ‘Artistic Relations’ looks at the creative connections and artistic influences within a close relationship or group.
Antony Penrose first met Picasso in 1950 when he visited the Penrose home, Farley Farm House in Sussex. Antony bit Picasso, and Picasso bit him right back. This was the start of a long friendship that spanned many visits to Picasso’s homes in Provence, where he met Francoise Gilot and their children Claude and Paloma.
Known as a lover and muse of Picasso (1944 – 53), Francoise at 21 was already an artist when she met him aged 61. Picasso made thousands of paintings, drawings and prints of her. They often worked from the same subject: family life with their young children in the south of France. This lecture will consider the artistic influences of one upon the other during their relationship.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.