Adah Isaacs Menken as Mazeppa. 1864.

Henry Mullins. After marrying for a fourth and a fifth time she went to London and Paris. Adah caused much furor and had several shocking affairs, including one with Alexander Dumas (who was twice her age). She then became ill and couldn’t work anymore. Falling into poverty very quickly she wrote to a friend: “I […]

Olga, l’épouse critiquée de Picasso.

Olga Picasso. 1891-1955. Exposition au Musée Picasso. Ce n’est certes pas à cause d’elle ni pour lui plaire que Picasso revient aux portraits classiques. D’abord, comme nous le savons aujourd’hui, le point de départ de cette réévaluation se situe au printemps 1914. (…) Pierre Daix, La Vie de peintre de Pablo Picasso.