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  • Picasso: Creator and Destroyer

  • By: Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington
  • Narrated by: Wanda McCaddon
  • Length: 19 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 61

This landmark biography penetrates the barriers of legend to bring to full and intimate life a man whose burning passions - for painting, women, and ideas - were matched by a compulsion to invent reality in his life no less than in his art. Here is the tragic story of a man who, from his teenage passion for a gypsy boy to the chilling bitterness and betrayals of his old age, was unable to love and was driven to dominate and humiliate the women - and men - who fell under his hypnotic spell.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Biased, Subjective and Unsubstantiated.

  • By Terry Masters on 06-18-14

The vastness of Picasso!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-17

This is a good (beginning) inside the journey of the complex and compelling days of our lifetimes genius.
I use the word beginning, because the universe of a genius, such as Picasso, is much to vast for one ships visit to carry back the the informational cargo to civilization. So the age old adage, the more we know, the less we know! The book also seems a bit one dimensional (tree) or like Picasso's cubist paintings (four dimensional).
There were softer sides of Picasso, that missing, longed to be inside this book. Also absent, the painter, a bit more depth, to the notion of this man a a painter, and how the women, the loves, the lies, the everyday, would make way into a composition. That relationship was laking.
But, all and all, it is a book devoted to one of the most compelling and prodigious artist that the world has ever know, and for that I enjoyed this book.