6. Celebrating

Francoise Gilot’s 92nd Birthday

Yesterday I threw a little birthday party for the painter Francoise Gilot. She has been the object of my research for a few months now, since I found I book about her at the start of the summer.

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I decided to throw a party for her because I had been reading a lot about her recently and wanted to show her some appreciation. I got the idea from this beautiful post – Style Court

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We had some sweeT treats including muffins with cherries to represent the cherries that Picasso introduced himself with and some dark cherry chocolate that was brought in by the lovely Mariola.

The studio was decorated with paper tassels and I displayed some of my drawings,  research and books inspired by Francoise and her painting.

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There were also these three drawings on the wall which I traced from letters to Francoise to celebrate her Saints Day, two by Matisse from 1948 and 1949 and one from 1950 by Picasso.

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The Charlie Rose interview from 2010 was also playing, here is a link to it –

Charlie Rose John Richardson Francoise Gilot 

Thank you very much to everyone who came along to celebrate with me.

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