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Picasso was first attracted to the work of sixteenth-century Spanish poet Luis de Gongora y Argote during the 1920s, when the poet, called "the father of modern poetry" by Federico Garcia Lorca, was resurrected by the Surrealists. Gongora is comprised of twenty sonnets by the poet, which Pablo Picasso wrote out in hand and further embellished with flourishes, figures and ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by George Braziller
(first published 2007)
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This is a beautiful book, it's basically a collection of Gongor's shorter poems illustrated by Pablo Picasso and translated into English on the opposing page. So the reader can read the original Spanish text in Picasso's illustration and then follow a decent translation next to it.
Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered to be the most prominent Spanish poets of their age. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorism (Gongorismo). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's Conceptismo.More about Luis de Góngora...