“ A prodigious talent. A passionate visionary. Pablo Picasso. ”
An award-winning graphic biography of one of the world’s best-loved artists, Pablo follows Picasso’s artistic career from his origins in penury to the advent of modern art. Taking in the artist’s early life among the bohemians of Montmartre, with all of its scandal and frustration, and his turbulent relationship with his model and lover Fernande, Julie Birmant and Clément Oubrerie show how Picasso’s style developed in response to his friendships and rivalries. An entertaining and beautifully drawn account, this authoritative graphic novel explores the themes and obsessions - among them, sex, death and his great nemesis, Henri Matisse - that drove Picasso to express himself.
It is this frivolous atmosphere that Birmant and Oubrerie evoke in Pablo. It is a great series that does not become a slave to history and it succeeds in evoking an atmosphere that involves the reader in an educational way.