This beautifully designed book is filled with illustrations and photographs of the many animals in Picassos lifethose he painted and drew, as well as those he loved.
One of the few under-examined aspects of Picassos life and work was his love of animals. The son of a pigeon breeder and an aficionado of bullfighting, Picasso had an eye trained for capturing an animals movement, shape, and personalityoften with just a single line. Organized around the different types of animals that played a role in the artists life and body of work from his beloved dachshund, Lump, to dogs, cats, camels, penguins, pigs, and doves, among otherseach chapter offers personal accounts, amusing anecdotes, and wondrous works of art. The perfect gift for lovers of animals or Picassos art, this exquisite treasury of expertly rendered creatures is filled with humor, warmth, and the tremendous bonds between man and animal.