Summer 1948, a beach on the Côte d'Azur. She radiates while the master, just behind, on the pretext of protecting her, keeps her in the shadow of a parasol, sheltering her, certainly, but like the sultan's favorite. For now it's just a game. It will soon turn sour.
The famous photo of Robert Capa shows more than Picasso and Françoise Gilot, his companion of the years 1943-1953. It is the image of the newfound joie de vivre of the post-war period. She is also the modern version of Pygmalion with her creature...
Françoise Gilot, who died last Tuesday at the age of 101 in Manhattan (she had opted for American citizenship and resided on 67th Street), will remain as well this "woman-flower", leitmotif in the postwar painting of Malaguène, as "the one who told him no".
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La Femme qui dit non is the title of a documentary on her life signed in 2020 by Annie Maïllis and Sylvie Blum (available on Arte.tv). The lady, although already very old, reaffirms loud and clear her freedom...
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