The Woman Who Says No
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The Woman Who Says No

Françoise Gilot on Her Life With and Without Picasso

Malte Herwig

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eBook - ePub

The Woman Who Says No

Françoise Gilot on Her Life With and Without Picasso

Malte Herwig

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About This Book

An intimate, revealing biography of a talented artist who lived life on her own terms.

Pablo Picasso called Françoise Gilot "The Woman Who Says No." Talented, and feisty, and an accomplished artist in her own right, Gilot left Picasso after a ten-year relationship, the only woman to escape his intense attentions unscathed. From 2012 to 2014, German journalist and author Malte Herwig dropped by her ateliers in Paris and New York to chat with her about life, love, and art. She shared trenchant observations, her sharp sense of humor, and over ninety years of experience, much of it in the company of men who changed the world: Picasso, Matisse, and her second husband, the famous virologist Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. Never one to stand in the shadows, Gilot engaged with ground-breaking artists and scientists on her own terms, creating from these vital interactions an artistic style all her own, translated into an enormous collection of paintings and drawings held by private collectors and public museums around the world. In her early nineties, she generously shared her hospitality and wisdom with Herwig, who started out as an interviewer but found himself drawn into the role of pupil as Gilot, whom he called "a philosopher of joy, " shared with him different ways of seeing the world.

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Table of contents

  1. Contents
  2. 1: The Woman Who Says No
  3. 2: North Light
  4. 3: Faces
  5. 4: Children’s Games
  6. 5: Light and Shadow
  7. 6: Dance
  8. 7: Matisse
  9. 8: La Femme-Fleur
  10. 9: She and I
  11. 10: Fly, Bird
  12. 11: Mistakes
  13. 12: Contemplating Nothing
  14. 13: About the Paintings
  15. 14: Sylvette
  16. 15: Two Muses
  17. 16: Color and Form
  18. 17: Love
  19. 18: Children, Cooking, Art
  20. Notes
Citation styles for The Woman Who Says No

APA 6 Citation

Herwig, M. (2016). The Woman Who Says No ([edition unavailable]). Greystone Books. Retrieved from (Original work published 2016)

Chicago Citation

Herwig, Malte. (2016) 2016. The Woman Who Says No. [Edition unavailable]. Greystone Books.

Harvard Citation

Herwig, M. (2016) The Woman Who Says No. [edition unavailable]. Greystone Books. Available at: (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Herwig, Malte. The Woman Who Says No. [edition unavailable]. Greystone Books, 2016. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.