Picasso/Picault, Picault/PicassoA Magic Moment in Vallauris 1948-1953
By Sylvie Vautier
220 Pages / Over 190 Illustrations
Picasso / Picault, Picault / Picasso: A Magic Moment in Vallauris 1948-1953 is an intimate look at the friendship between ceramicist Robert Picault and Pablo Picasso. Following the war, in an effort to leave a wrecked Paris, a group of artists, including Picasso, went to the coastal town of Vallauris. There he met Picault and the two formed a lasting friendship while collaborating artistically for several years. Examining Picault’s pottery and production as well as the short films Picasso made and Picault photographed through unpublished documents and photographs – the book shows this idyllic moment.
About the Author
French art historian, Sylvie Vautier graduated from the Ecole du Louvre, in Paris with majors in the history of art and museology. Her recent publication is the text for the catalog exhibition of Picasso, A Genius Without a Pedestal at MUCEM, the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations in Marseilles, France. Vautier lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Picasso/Picault Picault/ Picasso is her first book.