Appreciation: Painting, Poetry and Prose

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VII
More Adventures

IT was later in the year I met Matisse that I met Picasso. I had known for some time in the Rue Lafitte a little dealer, an ex-clown with a pointed beard and bright eyes and a hat pushed back on his head, who twinkled with enthusiasm whatever was the subject, but especially when that subject was Zan or current painting. Zan was a particular brand of licorice which was different from any other and the only one that had the properties of a life-preserver. He would interrupt the talk on modern art to put a bit of Zan between his teeth and commend its virtues; then we were back again on the latest show, the latest artistic scandal, the

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Foreword 7
  • Contents 15
  • Introduction 17
  • I- What the Book is About 27
  • II- The Two Crosses 35
  • III- Of Poetry and Prose 43
  • IV- Appreciation 65
  • V- On Reading Poetry and Seeing Pictures 91
  • VI- Personal Adventures 139
  • VII- More Adventures 168
  • VIII- 27 Rue De Fleurus 194
  • IX- Appreciation and Education 209
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